' is the Dutch word for "eggs" which consist of different types, namely:
(1) Eieren refer to the ordinary eggs. Unless you you see any of the terms below on the package, you're probably buying eggs laid by battery hens in tiny cages;.
(2) Scharreleieren refers to "Free range eggs" from chickens which are not put in tiny cage, but on cages where they roam free, where there is more spcae unlike those tiny cages;.
(3) Graseieren refer to eggs from hens that have access to the outdoors, usually from the countryside.
(4) Vrije uitloop eieren refer to eggs from hens that have access to the outdoors.
(5) Biologische eieren -refer to Organic eggs. The term "Organic" indicates a method of farming in which the hens are fed organic feed and live in a cage-free environment, with access to the outdoors. Organic egg producers may not use antibiotics except during an infectious outbreak. Forced molting or de-beaking is not allowed.
(6) Biodynamische eieren - Bio-dynamic eggs. The term "bio-dynamic" indicates a method of organic farming that looks at the farm as a complete eco-system.
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