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Choosing the good eggs – Commended restaurants

By johnboy - 15 January 2009 107

The RSPCA has pushed out a media release on their “Choose Wisely” campaign.

The ad campaign is supporting restaurants and cafes that sign up to use ethically grown eggs.

In Canberra the list is:

  • All Things Chocolate
  • Barocca Café
  • Tosolini’s Civic
  • The Boathouse by the Lake
  • Cream Café and Bar
  • Crowne Plaza Canberra
  • National Convention Centre Canberra
  • Parliament House Catering

Other Canberra businesses which sign up from this time on can be found on the Choose Wisely website.

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Choosing the good eggs – Commended restaurants
Danman 5:39 pm 15 Jan 09

JB – I don’t seem to be theone with a problem, I openly admit I purchase cage and battery hen eggs because they are cheaper. I am yet to pass judgment on anyone but myself – so it would be safe to assume that people can make their own decisions on the choice of eggs without scorn or wrath from me.

If it were an extra 5 cents then I would probably go free range, but its close to double the price where I shop.

Granny 5:21 pm 15 Jan 09

I think the list is useful.

I always buy free range eggs if I can get them, and if the shop in question didn’t stock them I would only buy the cage eggs if I was absolutely desperate. And it would still make me sad.

It is nice to know where I can go to patronise like-minded businesses. It is a disappointment to me that the list is so depressingly short, with so few of my favourite haunts listed.

I will certainly make more of an effort to patronise Tosolinis. They have always been good to me, even offering to change my flat tyre once, but now I know they are even more deserving of my support when in Civic.

I will also go for All Things Chocolate when I am in the Kingston / Manuka area.

johnboy 5:08 pm 15 Jan 09

Well Dan, maybe those of us who do want to pay an extra 5c appreciate the guidance?

Have you got a problem with that?

Danman 4:57 pm 15 Jan 09

LOL you’re telling me, a complete stranger that I need to take a hard look at myself.

You think I don’t care about the feeling of other living things..

I would quite easily take on a speeding car if it saved either of my dogs.

Do not try and judge/psycho analyze me entirely based on my choice of eggs, lest I do the same and assume you’re an idiot.

Who rang about a dozen places including RSPCA, the rangers and veterinarian clinics last weekend because they had a common as dirt juvenile galah with a broken wing in their back yard ?

Guess you’re wrong about me eh ?, perhaps i’m a tightarse, ill admit that, but i’m not the person you portray me as.

Its across the board that all free range and organic produce costs bucket loads more.

Why do you think there is an obesity problem, is it because good food is cheap?

If I wanna save money shopping then isn’t it my right to do that without being judged?

ant 4:54 pm 15 Jan 09

It’s good they’ve put that list out. If you are carefully buying free range or barn eggs, it seems silly to then go eat cage eggs at an eatery. I hate battery farming, I’d boycott pork raised cruelly too, but I don’t eat pork.

Roma 4:23 pm 15 Jan 09

Wow. My typing is atrocious today! nutritianl = nutritional.

LOL @ myself!

Roma 4:22 pm 15 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

She prefers free range for ethical reasons, but ethics never saved anyone coin now did it ?

I refuse to buy caged hen eggs. Not only because of the ethics, but also I don’t want to ingest a product produced by a flogged animal which need massive doses of medicine to keep going. Guess what – all those hormones and antibiotics also transfer into the eggs! No thanks!

Agreed. I buy only free range eggs mostly for the ethical reasons but there are the nutritianl benefits that add weight to the argument for those who dont think about the feelings of other living things for fear of having to part with an extra buck.

Seriously, we are talking about eggs, here. The price difference is negligable. Any employed adult who could know everything we know now about the conditions in which cage eggs are produced, and *still* chooses to buy them to save himself a dollar needs to take a hard look at himself ffs.

tylersmayhem 4:15 pm 15 Jan 09

If there was a way I could score free eggs that were raised on a diet of nothing but the salt from the RSPCA’s tears, I’d eat those.

Gold, and if I had a pool room… 🙂

tylersmayhem 4:14 pm 15 Jan 09

She prefers free range for ethical reasons, but ethics never saved anyone coin now did it ?

I refuse to buy caged hen eggs. Not only because of the ethics, but also I don’t want to ingest a product produced by a flogged animal which need massive doses of medicine to keep going. Guess what – all those hormones and antibiotics also transfer into the eggs! No thanks!

Skidbladnir 4:14 pm 15 Jan 09

johnboy said :

Well to each their own, but all things being equal, I personally would rather the place with the non-cage eggs.

But thats exactly the point, all things aren’t equal.
They’re not priced equally, those who can afford to care might care enough about eating more at these places, less at others, and those who can’t afford to care will just go with whatever they can afford.

If there was a way I could score free eggs that were raised on a diet of nothing but the salt from the RSPCA’s tears, I’d eat those.

S4anta 4:07 pm 15 Jan 09

barking toad said :

Another great big bunch of tree-hugging hippie of crap. Ethically grown eggs!

And here I was thinking that eggs were produced, not grown.

johnboy 4:02 pm 15 Jan 09

Well to each their own, but all things being equal, I personally would rather the place with the non-cage eggs.

Danman 3:57 pm 15 Jan 09

Doesn’t it stand to reason that the more ethical choice should be cheaper.

Oft when I need eggs for cooking and Mrs Danman isnt present with me at the shops, I purchase cage eggs.

She prefers free range for ethical reasons, but ethics never saved anyone coin now did it ?

There is negligible difference to the end product IMO (and thats with the experience of cracking at least 6 dozen eggs a day for 7 years)

barking toad 3:53 pm 15 Jan 09

Another great big bunch of tree-hugging hippie of crap. Ethically grown eggs!

kevn 3:45 pm 15 Jan 09

If the price differences are as overt as in woolies, I’ll know where to avoid…

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