A fire at Burnbrae Farms killed 40,000 hens. Hens in the egg-laying industry are housed in stacked wire cages inside buildings, making escape from fire impossible for the birds. This is yet another reason to give up eggs.
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For egg alternatives in baking, try boiled flaxseeds, applesauce, banana or Ener-G egg replacer. You can also season tofu and scramble it for a scrambled egg alternative.