When there was a massive recall on spinach, I wasn’t too concerned about it. While it was terrible that people got sick, spinach is not a common ingredient used to make food products. However, when over 300 million eggs are recalled for salmonella contamination; this is definitely news to be concern about. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not one of those people who believe everything I read. Actually, I’m more of a rebel and I know how our news media have the tendency to sensationalize trivial news. Just look at the paranoia they’ve created regarding the N1H1 flu. We haven’t heard anything else about it since; certainly not because the flu virus have disappeared. Not that the deaths were trivial, but the news media certainly have made it a lot more serious than what yearly normal rate of deaths occurred from flues. Anyway the recalling of the eggs got me thinking about the usage in food products available to us. I mean, it’s one thing to choose not to eat eggs directly; but what about indirectly? It is mind boggling when you think about how connected our food sources are to each other… the economic impact of this outbreak affects more than just the egg farmers.
Unfortunately, I felt sick last week after eating the eggs I had in the fridge. I was sick before I even heard about the egg recall. So I know it wasn’t my own imagination. Although, I couldn’t be 100% certain it was the eggs that made me sick; nevertheless, the sickness experience kind of put a damper on my taste buds for eggs.
I had wanted to bake something for my post today and seem like all the things I like to make have eggs in it. But then it got my mind thinking about what to do with the “bad” eggs that are still in my fridge. (Hey, I was waiting to throw them out on garbage day.)
So… this image came to my mind. I wanted to show the impact of not being able to use eggs would be like in cooking… life. In the mean time, I’m going to buy eggs from local farmers instead.