Ugh. Who threw out their eggs following the recall? Me! You know I live in Iowa, right? And the recalled eggs came from Iowa. It seemed like everyone I knew had to throw theirs out.
But what upsets me even more is the media’s coverage of this recall. Did you realize that only ONE PERCENT OF THE EGG SUPPLY WAS AFFECTED. 1%!!! I didn’t hear that on the news!
Shortly after the recall, we heard that the farms didn’t use the salmonella vaccine, and that was partly to blame.
But just a year ago, the livestock industry was under fire for “over-using” antibiotics.
So, what do you want from us? Do you want us to vaccinate and treat our sick animals? Or not? We’re getting some mixed messages.
I don’t know the facts about this salmonella vaccine, but I know that we (and most farmers) use vaccinations and antibiotics to help ensure a SAFE and PLENTIFUL FOOD SUPPLY for our nation. I think everyone would agree that’s a good thing.
Please remember – farmers are eating the same food you do. We want our food to be safe for our families, neighbors and friends. Most of us are trying our hardest to ensure that. Unfortunately, it just takes a few bad eggs and the media (and America public) is once again attacking farmers and agriculture.