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Across the US, shoppers are pausing before choosing their eggs. The informed purchases that follow move the marketplace toward more ethical food systems. 

More than 70,000 people consulted Cornucopia’s online Organic Egg Scorecard in 2022 — people shopping for themselves and their families, or retailers stocking the shelves of your favorite co-op or grocery store. Those purchases divert a significant amount of money away from the industrial food system, into real organic systems.

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Let’s say your annual egg consumption matches that of the average consumer. That means you buy about 23 cartons of eggs annually. In 2023, depending on where you live, where you shop, and which brand of certified organic eggs you buy, that amounts to an annual egg grocery bill of approximately $183. 

Based on these numbers, people using our scorecard last year potentially shifted $12.8 million dollars toward authentic organic food and farming systems. This has an incalculable impact on the environment and the ability for the best organic farmers to continue feeding us.

What Can You Do?

  • Support the highest-rated organic brands you can afford. Consult our Organic Egg Scorecard and Organic Egg Scorecard Criteria for more in-depth information and updates.
  • Shop at independent retailers and co-ops that make space on their shelves for high-bar brands. Encourage them to stock Cornucopia’s highest-rated brands (4s and 5s).
  • Tell us if your favorite organic brand didn’t make it onto the scorecard.
  • Get the real picture of what’s happening in the egg marketplace by watching our Organic Egg Scorecard Webinar.

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