It is not always easy for consumers to navigate the egg aisle. Between organic, outdoor, etc, the teams of France 2 made the turn of the question, Wednesday February 3, for the heading “Behind our labels”. “Terroir of breeders, for me, these are eggs from our villages“, tends to think a customer, a box in hand. But she struggles to find her bearings as the choice is so varied. In addition, it should be known that battery farming, often criticized, represents about one in two eggs in supermarket.
Yves-Marie Baudet, egg producer, opened the doors of his breeding in Côtes-d’Armor. Here, more than 60,000 hens perpetually live in cages. This method of breeding is very intensive. But he also has 20,000 other free-range hens. The egg from a chicken stretching its legs will be significantly more expensive, as he reminds us. In addition, in supermarkets, buyers can rely on the first number written on the egg: zero for an organic egg, one for hens raised in the open air, two for hens raised on the ground but without outside access and three for poultry that have lived in cages.
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