Here we go again, another food plant is going up in flames. Three-alarm flames to be exact. This time, it happened in Connecticut at an egg farm that happens to be one of the largest in the United States. We’ve been seeing a lot of fires at food facilities lately. But don’t worry, the “fact checkers” say there’s nothing to worry about, all is normal, and these fires are not “odd” at all. Isn’t it amazing how the only things that are “real concerns” are left-wing items like climate change, racism, 68 genders, and the Russia hoax. Anything else you talk about is very quickly labeled a “conspiracy theory.” Amazing how that worked out, isn’t it?
Well, this is America and we’re still allowed to discuss alternate “endings” right? Or has the regime deemed that unlawful now, too?
Either way, I will tell you, that it does feel very strange, that eggs are costing a fortune right now, and you have radical left-wing communist publications and kooks like Bill Gates telling us we should give up eggs and eat some gross chemical substitute instead and then a three-alarm fire breaks out at a huge egg farm.
Starting to feel like this, isn’t it?
WFSB reported that crews battled a massive 3-alarm fire at an egg farm in Bozrah.
Officials said the fire was at Hillandale Farms on Schwartz Road.
Officials say a 400′x50′ chicken coop was lost, but another 13 chicken coops were saved during the fire.
The Salvation Army Canteen One is on the scene providing Grilled Cheese and soup.
Around 100,000 chickens may have died in the fire, according to the Salvation Army.
In total, 21 fire departments responded to the fire. Firefighters were on scene for 8 hours on Saturday battling the blaze.
No injuries have been reported.
The smoke from the fire could be seen from miles away.
Multiple fire departments responded to a massive fire at Hillendale Farms in Connecticut.
Hillendale is one of the largest suppliers of chicken eggs where an estimated 100,000 hens have died. pic.twitter.com/mtqGnumtm2
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 29, 2023
Back in 2013, NPR wrote a story about how Bill Gates was investing in “egg alternatives.”
The egg of the future may not involve a chicken at all. In fact, in the high-tech food lab at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco, the chicken-less egg substitute has already been hatched.
“We’re trying to take the animal totally out of the equation,” Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, told me.
Hampton Creek’s egg substitute product is called Beyond Eggs. It’s made from bits of ground-up peas, sorghum and a few other ingredients, and it’s attracting the attention of high-tech investors including Bill Gates.
If you listen to my story on All Things Considered, you’ll hear that it’s pretty hard to distinguish between cookies made with Beyond Eggs and those made traditionally with real eggs. The company has also developed an eggless mayonnaise and salad dressing using its egg substitute.
And why does this matter? Well, investors like Gates are betting that our planet can’t sustain the current rate of growth in animal-based foods for too much longer.
In 2000, the global demand for eggs was about 14 million tons, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization. By 2030, that’s expected to climb to 38 million tons.
Shh. Don’t worry. This is just another conscience, you Qkook!
I wonder how this raging inferno happened? I am sure the fact-checkers will tell us that it was an ash from somebody’s cigarette, 3 miles away, that blew over and started it.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.