Celebrating egg day around the world

Today (11 October) is World Egg Day, organised by the International Egg Commission (IEC), and businesses around the world are celebrating eggs and their nutritional value.

In Australia, free-range farms are hosting open days, and Hungary is running an egg symposium. Mexico is focusing on the health sector, giving presentations at universities and launching a media campaign.

Egg Farmers of Canada is encouraging people to take to Twitter and write about people who “do extraordinary things”, while using the hashtag #GoodEggs.

Britain’s celebrations came in the form of British Egg Week, which involved a roadshow touring schools and teaching kids how to cook with eggs.

Julian Madeley, director general at the IEC, said: “The IEC is committed to doing what we can to help prevent hunger.

“Eggs have an important role to play in this; as well as being an excellent source of high quality protein, containing the essential vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy diet, they are an affordable and readily available source of food throughout most of the world.

“We are committed to working with the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organisation) to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.”

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