Nutrition think eggs

 Nutrition Think EGGS

Eggs are a wonder food

Eggs have been described by nutritionists as nature’s large vitamin pill – a mineral cocktail; they contain many of the essential vitamins and minerals required for a healthy diet.Packed full of goodness; from vitamin A, which is needed for the healthy development of the body’s cells, helping to maintain healthy skin and eye tissue, vitamin B12, which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, important for the immune system to function properly, right through to choline, vital for nerves and muscles to function correctly.  Eggs really are a large vitamin pill, in 100% natural packaging.

Choline
Folic acid
Iodine
Iron
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
Protein
Selenium
Vitamin A
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin D
Vitamin E

Corporate Social Responsibility

Eggs are making a difference – feeding the hungry and saving the world
The egg industry is committed to making sure that people throughout the world have access to a sustainable, good quality food supply.  You will often hear organisations talking about their Corporate Social Responsibility; the egg industry is different – we don’t just talk about it, we do something about it. Making high quality food available to the hungry throughout the world is a priority for egg businesses.  As well as donating eggs, we also work with developing countries helping to establish sustainable egg supplies for communities.
Here is a list of just some of the community and environmental projects that egg businesses have been involved with since 2009:

  •    Setting up schools in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  •     The creation of a remarkable environmental building in Rotterdamin the Netherlands, which works to neutralise the CO2 emissions of employees’ cars.
  •     A forest improvement project in Japan.
  •     Funding for Hawke’s Bay Community Trust in New Zealand, which promotes biodynamic and organic production.
  •     Supporting the set up football schools to benefit children in Sierra Leone.
  •     Egg donations to schools, orphanages and hospitals around the world, including:India, Mexico, Columbia, Barbados, Thailand, Italy, Finlandand and the Czech Republic.
  •     Donating more than 3 million eggs to help the people of Haiti following the Haiti earthquake.
  •     Establishing an egg production facility in Mozambique to provide a profitable, sustainable food supply for the region.
  •     Over 50 million eggs are donated every year to charities, hunger relief programmes and food banks throughout the world.

How can we feed 9 billion people with limited world resources?

During the next 40 years, the word population is expected to increase by another 3 billion people.  It is estimated that already, one billion people are currently underfed and undernourished.  Globally we have limited resources, yet we need to produce more food.
A low carbon footprint – eggs are socially responsible
Research shows that egg production has a much lower carbon footprint than beef or pork production.  Laying hens have low greenhouse gas emissions due mainly to their high feed efficiency.  Eggs offer a socially responsible solution to the dilemma of how to feed 9 billion people using our planet’s finite resources.

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