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Local Food 101

Have you ever wondered why certain foods are labelled Organic and others Natural.  What is the difference between Grass Fed Beef and Corn Fed Beef?  Should you buy the Free Range Eggs or those from Free Run Hens?  Are there Nutritional advantages of one over the other?  And who makes the decisions concerning Certification and Labelling in Canada?  If you have asked any of these questions, then this section is for you! 

Based on some of the most commonly-asked questions about our food, Foodlink has compiled Local Food 101 to help you navigate through the confusion that surrounds food and agriculture terminology today. 

Choose topics to explore from the categories listed below.  This list will grow over time.  Should there be a term that's not here that you'd like to see covered, please let us know.  We'll do our homework to help get you the facts on your food!

Omega-3 Eggs

Omega-3 eggs are identical to conventional eggs except that they contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.  To obtain these enriched eggs, hens are fed a special diet which contains 10-20% ground, omega-3 rich flaxseed. As a result, the eggs produced from hens on this feed contain more omega-3 fatty acids while the total fat content and cholesterol level of the egg remain very similar to conventional eggs.