We’ve taken you on a journey from e to z through the world of eggs and egg farming. In case you missed them, make sure to check out parts one, two and three. And if you’re all caught up, here it is—the fourth and final instalment of From E to Z…
U is for the ubiquitous egg
Every year, Canadian farmers produce nearly 9 billion eggs for Canadians.1 To hit 9 billion, you’ve got to love eggs—and you’ve got to love eggs in everything. And that’s why eggs in Canada are truly ubiquitous. You’ll find them in every kind of recipe, in every kind of meal. For example: summer is barbeque season, and when you’re turning on the grill you won’t find a better ingredient than eggs. Looking for a perfect picnic on a sunny Saturday? Eggs are a great companion for that too. Eggs truly are everywhere, and there’s one simple reason why…
V is for versatility
Eggs are legendary for their versatility! Think about eggs for breakfast, for instance. You can enjoy them scrambled, in an omelette, sunny-side up, poached—there are too many options to count. Looking for new ways to enjoy eggs? Our recipe library has got you covered from weekday breakfast to meringues and everything in between.
W is for web
We’re spreading the word about the joys of the humble egg every way we can. Online, you can find all the most scrumptious egg-based recipes at www.eggs.ca. You’ll also find plenty of tips and tricks for how to cook the perfect eggs, along with some wicked apps. One of those apps is Eggcentric TV. It’s a streaming network dedicated to eggs, the only one of its kind. Whether its social influencers, celebrity chefs, or your egg farmers, you’ll enjoy tons of content that egg lovers will delight in. And of course, we can’t forget our social channels—be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and enjoy the most mouth-watering photos of egg recipes on our Instagram account.
X is for xanthophylls
We know—you’ve likely never heard this word before. But because of xanthophylls, your eggs have an iconic and bright colour. That’s right: xanthophylls are pigments that occur in nature and they’re the reason your egg yolks are yellow. In fact, egg yolks are so iconic that food trend experts dubbed 2017 “the year of the egg yolk”.
Y is for young farmers
Did you know that about one-third of egg farmers are under the age of 45, while one in five are new to the industry?2 We inspire the next generation of egg industry leaders through our national young farmer program. It brings together young leaders from across to share knowledge, experience and expertise, and take part in a range of networking activities and industry events.
Z is for zero
…meaning zero greenhouse gas emissions! Canadian egg farmers are committed to sustainability, and a revolutionary project in Alberta aims to create an egg barn that produces no net greenhouse gas emissions. The project is still ongoing—and we can’t wait to see where it leads!
Reducing our environmental impact is a top priority for Canada’s egg farmers. In the past fifty years, we’ve managed to reduce our environmental footprint by almost 50% while increasing our production by 50%.3 These efforts are part of our Sustainability Story which outlines our holistic view of sustainability and provides a foundation to assess progress over time.
Did you enjoy part four? Then why not start from the beginning—click here for part one of our From E to Z series.