With no other foodstuff is the organic seal as important to us as with eggs. Yet German politicians allow organic rules to be broken.
An organic laying hen in her run in Petznick, Brandenburg Photo: Jost Maurin
For Bettina Matthaei, the chicken egg is "an all-round talent." "It holds cakes together, it makes desserts taste airier, and as a fried egg, it’s the fastest fast food in the world," Matthaei says. Eggs are in spaghetti, tortilla and chocolate mousse. Almost everyone who isn’t vegan eats them. "And let’s face it, what would Sunday brunch be without creamy scrambled eggs?"