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The Geography of a Breakfast Food

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Bailey Carnes

on 23 January 2015

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People have been eating eggs since way back when. Even hunters and gathers were collecting eggs from wild birds. China and India were some of the first to ever keep chickens and use their eggs for food instead of hunting.
Eggs are processed in factories where they undergo a series of multiple different steps. The eggs are collected, weighed, washed, sorted, packaged, and stored.
Eggs are advertised by the protein they contain and by how much eating them could benefit you.
Link to commodity map
Eggs are primarily produced in Asia and mainly in China, India, Japan, and Indonesia. Other countries include Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, North and South Korea, and Malaysia. The eggs are typically produced by hens that are caged in factory farms.
The Geography of a Breakfast Food
An Egg's Journey
Bailey Carnes
AP HuG Dixon 5B

Works Cited
China is the world's largest egg producer
Eggs are primarily produced in South China in cities such as Hong Kong, so the climate is normally humid due to typhoons.
Advertisements also use phrases such as "farm fresh eggs" or "pasture-raised hens" to convince consumers into believing that what they are buying came straight from the farm and not a factory.
They want their buyers to think that they are buying something that's safe to eat and that has been produced by "happy" animals on a farm, in this case, chickens or hens.
Advertisers try and target certain audiences by appealing to how eggs could benefit them. It may not be on the package, but on commercials or other advertising. They say that they are full of protein, which they are, and that it is vital for a healthy diet. Or, if you have kids, it's super important for them to have eggs for breakfast.
Southern China has a very hilly terrain with rivers flowing through it from the central uplands.

Specifically, in Shanghai, despite the comparative shortage of arable land, moderate temperature, sunlight, rainfall and fertile soil make the region famous for its high yield of agricultural production in China. Farming in China has always been very labor intensive, and workers are usually looking to enter the labor force
Eggs are fragile, so they must be handled carefully when putting them into trucks and even placing them into stores. They are put into boxes, but that does not completely keep them cracking.
The largest markets for eggs in the US are in Iowa, Ohio, and Indiana.
Germany is the largest egg importing country

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Climate and terrain do not affect or offer any kind of advantage because chickens and hens are caged in factories to produce eggs. There are very few who still do free range or barn systems. The factories are kept at specific temperatures in which is suitable for egg production.
Rice cultivation in China was very important, and the Chinese found a way to create a better way of farming, which was terrace farming. They found a way to adapt to the hilly terrain they had and make agriculture more efficient. They also developed many varieties of rice such as drought resistant and early ripening rice.
The largest markets in the US are Iowa, Ohio, and Indiana. Globally, the top five export markets are Hong Kong, Mexico, the U.A.E., EU-27 and Canada.
In Iowa, approximately 84.6 percent dozen eggs were exported to the top five export markets.
Iowa is at a cost disadvantage when it comes to shipments to major metropolitan cities; however, Iowa has capitalized on the rapidly growing market for processed eggs, now accounting for about 70% of Iowa’s production, which encounter lower transportation costs.
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