The European Community, playing the Hen with Golden Eggs’ role, will warn Romania officially notifying it for irregularities regarding the raising conditions for egg chickens, the main cause being the fail in implementing until 1st of January 2012 the EU decision of banning the use of “battery” type metal cages in egg farms. Other countries which will be officially notified for starting the „infringement” procedures (the first step of a long legal trial which leads to penalties) are France, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Holland and Portugal.
In these days, half of the eggs in Europe are made by chickens living overcrowded and eating daily in infectious and rusty metal cages, the result being obvious: the eggs are carrying chickens’ sufferance, improper feeding and the poor quality, it is small in dimensions, tasteless and carcinogenic, the eggs are filled with the „negative energy” the tormented mother-chicken transfers to it. In the corporatist vision, the hens are numerous and dumb, as are their eggs made to be eaten by the „dumb but numerous” citizens. Our life is invaded daily by these eggs in the supermarkets’ overstocks, for small prices, coming in many cases from imports. The source of these eggs are countries where the exporters shook hands with the black market wholesalers of the importing states, which buys hundreds of trailers filled with eggs for prices without VAT and sells it without papers on their indigene market. The pensioners, blinded by TV spots’ colours are daily buying with their trembling hands from the neighbourhood supermarket: if the price is low, it is eggs after all, isn’t it?
This is another example of an open-market capitalist economy „miracle”, a theoretical truth which in practice is contradicting the common sense and the human nature, transforming itself in a real danger for our children health for the unique purpose of filling corporations’ pockets – another example where the unprepared EU markets are used as consumer markets by other more developed countries, not giving them a chance of developing a profitable and healthy genuine farming sector in this direction. From this point of view, the measure announced in October 2011 by the EU Commissary for health and Consumer Policy John Dalli, which interdicted the sale of eggs coming from battery raised chicken, is salutary. The question is, how deepen will involute the rupture between the EU officials and the EU countries’ governments as representatives of the capitalist politic parties’ mafia which financed their elections and projected them as puppet rulers of states?
In Romania, the National Sanity Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) announced already in December 2011 that the eggs marked with code „3”, obtained from chicken raised in unimproved cages, will not be allowed anymore in the stores, the commerce with these eggs being totally banned starting with the 1st of January 2012.
We are curious if the imports of these code „3” eggs will be banned as well, because if this will prove being true, it will lead to a general revitalisation of the farmers and small entrepreneurs owning egg chickens in Romania. For preventing the egg prices explosion, we sincerely recommend to the producers to eliminate from the commercial chain the intermediaries and to self-administrate their own commercial chain of egg vending machines, selling their products directly to the population.