The salmonella outbreak has been tracked back to bad management and overcrowded conditions in the egg factories in the Midwest. Not really a big surprise, huh? The nation seems to be waking up to the fact that industrial agriculture can produce cheap food, or it can produce safe food with oversight….. but it can’t produce cheap and safe food. We need to pay for good quality, safe food. But my experience suggest that backyard hens can produce cheap and safe eggs!