In countries across the globe, eggs are considered by many to be one of the most affordable sources of protein available. In the U.S. alone, nearly 300 million hens lay close to 100 billion eggs every year.In this edifying documentary, chart the journey of the egg from henhouse to breakfast table. Take a trip to massive Iowa farms, where millions of eggs travel from the hens to the delivery trucks without ever being touched by human hands. Next experience what it s like at cage-free and pasture-raised farms, where chickens have greater freedom and more room to roam. Find out what labels such as grade A, organic, and omega-3 enhanced really mean, and get a firsthand look at the world s largest omelet made from an ostrich egg, this gigantic omelet uses the equivalent of 24 chicken eggs!From global commodity to staple breakfast food to breathtaking work of art, MODERN MARVELS explores the fascinating properties and versatility of EGGS.
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