Per the Consumer Price Index, egg prices have spiked 66% since last year.
People around the globe have found themselves paying more for eggs at stores due to over 41 million egg-laying hens dying from the avian flu, but also as rampant inflation under the Biden regime causing prices to erratically jump among suppliers and subsequently among common consumer products. Egg prices have gone from $1.71 per dozen 18 months ago to an average over $7 per dozen today.
The Cincinnati-based grocery store Kroger is now selling the first carbon-neutral eggs in the United States.
Back in December 2021, Kroger Co., one of the largest grocery store chains in the United States, and Kipster Farms, a Dutch company, formed a strategic partnership to bring the “world’s first carbon-neutral, cage-free eggs to retail shelves in the U.S.”
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“Simple Truth is excited to partner with the innovative team at Kipster to further elevate our brand’s purpose to be a force for good,” said Brad Studer, senior director, Our Brands for Kroger. “These Simple Truth and Kipster eggs will be produced in a closed-loop system that aligns with the highest health and welfare standards for people and animals. These sustainable, zero-waste eggs reflect yet another milestone in Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste mission to help create communities free of hunger and waste.”
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The pioneering Dutch company Kipster Farms is partnering with Kroger and its U.S. supplier MPS Eggs Farms on the new carbon-neutral program.
The birds are raised in modern, solar panel-equipped henhouses, which are not only free of cages, but also include skylights and multiple garden areas where “the birds have trees, rocks, climbing structures and other things to play on,” as MPS Egg Farms Vice President Sam Krouse recently explained to Farm Flavor.
MPS built four of these newly styled henhouses in Indiana, after touring similar facilities in Europe.
Reducing Carbon Footprint:
Rather than eating traditional corn-based feed, Krouse’s hens eat repurposed bakery by-products, and their manure is turned into organic fertilizer.
In a statement released on December 2022, Kroger announced that the world’s carbon-neutral eggs finally dropped in the U.S. market.
The Cincinnati area and Michigan can now purchase the eggs. More farms are being developed in the United States, which means that by late spring of 2023, Kipster eggs will be available in more areas.
According to Kipster’s website, the farms are designed to closely align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From the website, “there’s a role for only a few farm animals, and only under certain strict conditions:
- Farm animals should contribute to a sustainable and healthy food system and environment – not a burden.
- Humans must respect the emotions and instincts of farm animals by giving them the best life possible.
- Competition for food between humans and farm animals is out of the question. Crops should be about food not feed.
- Plant-based alternatives are preferred above livestock.”
More businessmen have invested in artificial plant-based eggs. The Gateway Pundit previously reported that back in 2013, Bill Gates invested in Hampton Creek the company that brought artificial plant-based eggs to the mainstream.
Shortly after investing, Gates would soon praise Hampton Creek’s artificial eggs in various blogs and speaking engagements.
Two years after its launching, an avian flu outbreak hit the globe which led some consumers to turn to artificial plant-based eggs for good.
Hampton Creek has since been renamed Eat Just and now also sells plant-based meats under the brand name Beyond Meat.
Bill Gates has continued to support Eat Just and has advocated for more people to eat plant-based meats in order to cut the carbon foot of methane (burps) produced by cows.
TGP’s Ben Wetmore reported on Thursday that the popular “Producer’s Pride” chicken feed sold by the Tractor Supply chain has been recently altered and that its new formulation is causing chickens to stop laying eggs. Some suggest a deliberate reduction in the amount of protein in the feed may be causing the reduction in egg production.
Let’s hope this isn’t true. But anything is possible these days. pic.twitter.com/T1pxiW5rw8
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Hens do lay fewer eggs in the winter time due to reduced sunlight. Farmers have often used a light to expose hens to longer light so as to produce more egg-laying. Yet farmer sources report that they are seeing a much-greater-than-normal reduction in egg production, to the point where many report that hens are laying zero eggs instead of merely a reduced laying frequency. There is no word on whether this is a temporary or a permanent change among Tractor Supply feed.
Recent reports of chickens not laying comes in the wake of ongoing public concerns that the World Economic Forum is artificially causing food scarcity. The WEF has been widely criticized for repeatedly encouraging citizens to eat bugs in lieu of animal protein.
Tractor Supply’s CEO is Hal Lawton, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Tractor Supply is a publicly-listed company with $13 billion in annual revenue, 46,000 employees, and 2,003 locations in 49 U.S. states. Tractor Supply is specifically marketed to more rural Americans, where their company tagline is “for life out here.”
Tractor Supply has a board of directors composed of 10 individuals. One of them, Joy Brown, is a former executive for Vanguard, an index fund with $5 trillion under management. The three big index funds, Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street, substantially financially support the World Economic Forum for the western world, and sources say also for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization for the eastern world.
Another Tractor Supply board member Andre Hawaux is a former executive with ConAgra, which has been criticized for using genetically modified organisms to change the genetic composition of its foods which dissident voices say causes sterility.
Most shocking is that another board member, Mark Weikel, was the President of Victoria’s Secret from 2003-2007. Victoria’s Secret is owned by Leslie Wexner. During this period of time from 2003-2007, as reported by the New York Times, Jeffrey Epstein had a power-of-attorney document that allowed him to hire, manage, and fire all of Wexner’s employees and manage all of his finances and entities. The Gateway Pundit asked Mark Weikel point blank whether he reported directly to Jeffrey Epstein and he did not reply or deny as of publication time.
The Gateway Pundit reached out to Tractor Supply’s corporate media offices and they did not respond. We reached out to the Food and Drug Administration’s designated media contact Janet Goodwin and they also did not respond. We reached out to Mark Weikel on the board of Tractor Supply and he also did not respond.