Darya Pino Rose

I'm Darya Rose (formerly Darya Pino) and this is my personal blog. I'm the author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. I'm also a neuroscience Ph.D, NYC foodist, former dieter, & soulmate to .

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May032011

What do roosters do exactly?

This came out a few weeks ago, but it's still worth sharing.

The clip is of my boyfriend Kevin and co-host Alex on their podcast Diggnation. Apparently no one in the room knew the exact function of roosters in relation to egg laying, so they decided to call me and ask.

Please note: this contains potty-mouth language and is not intended for those with delicate sensibilities. 

Protip: Hens can lay both fertilized (with rooster) and unfertilized (sans rooster) eggs.

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And apparently religious vegetarian can eat unfertilized eggs because they believe that unfertilized eggs cannot become chics. lol it's really random. I remember watching the show with my husband.

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTC

@TC That is a seriously amazing piece of trivia.

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarya

"Religious" vegetarians, also known as strict vegetarians, don't consume eggs at all. They essentially follow a vegan diet. Only "Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians" (or the much rarer Ovo Vegetarian) eat eggs, since for many - the idea is to reduce animal suffering. The exceedingly large majority of eggs that are laid come from battery cages, which are not even close to humane. Birds are unable to spread a single wing in these tiny cages, and often share these extremely cramped quarters with other dead and rotting hens. Their beaks are usually cut off prior to being loaded in, the idea is so they don't injure each other. They generally still do. Regardless of the fact that an unfertilized egg can never become a chicken, the suffering that is virtually guaranteed by the process is something that vegetarians choose not to support.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC. Never

The exceedingly large majority of eggs that are laid come from battery cages, which are not even close to humane. Birds are unable to spread a single wing in these tiny cages, and often share these extremely cramped quarters with other dead and rotting hens.

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