Cracking the Truth
According to USDA, eggs are not a genetically modified (GM), or bioengineered food. This includes shell eggs and eggs used for processed egg products. Only traditional breeding techniques are used to raise laying hens in the United States; neither chickens nor eggs are modified by genetic engineering. Even when a laying hen eats genetically engineered feed, any products unique to genetic engineering are destroyed by the hen’s digestive process.
Regardless of the type of feed the hen consumes, her digestive process breaks down the proteins and nucleic acids present. This remains true whether the feed is from traditional or genetically modified (transgenic) sources. There is no transfer of any transgenic protein or rDNA from commercialized genetically engineered (GE) crops detected in milk, meat or eggs.1