Ahhhh health food elitism. As everyones eating kale and chia now, it’s only natural that the rich, health seeking hobbyists out there need to find another way to make their healthy diet better than yours.
Enter the newest alienating food trend: Astrologically farmed eggs.
As showcased by the latest in “style-over-substance wellness gurus”, the Helmsley sisters, “astrologically farmed eggs” are eggs that have been farmed using the philosophy of biodynamic farming.
This type of farming uses sustainable and organic farming practices to preserve the land and grow great food (so far so good).
However, unlike other farming methods biodynamic farming draws on unconventional (and unproven) ideas about using the lunar calendar (cycles of the moon) to help them to decide when to plant crops, as well as crystals in cow horns buried in the ground to help restore the natural cosmic resonance of the soil.
If you think that it sounds like bulls**t. That’s because it is.
There is currently no evidence that “biodynamic farming” holds any benefit over organic or other integrated sustainable farming methods.
There is also no nutritional benefit of these eggs over other eggs.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to eat them.
I mean, go ahead, eat lovely eggs. Free roaming, cruelty free ones if you can.
But you don’t need to spend extra on feeding your chickens biodynamic food planted 2 days before the full moon, or whatever.