What if humans laid eggs?

{ Posted on Dec 30 2012 by }
Categories : Random

I was eating bacon and eggs this morning for breakfast. I started thinking about how an egg is basically an unfertilized chicken. Well what if humans laid eggs? Would it be acceptable to eat your own unfertilized egg? Could this solve world hunger?

Right now, there are people that eat the placenta their baby was in. So while most people don’t partake in that practice, it is still legal and sort of accepted. So what would be the difference of eating your unfertilized egg? We have to ask whether it would taste the same as a chicken egg. Maybe we wouldn’t like the taste of our own eggs. Either way, some people would and I imagine if we had been laying eggs forever, it would be acceptable to eat them, but most people wouldn’t. Imagine if human eggs did catch on. They would be really hard to farm considering females would lay one once a month. Now lets assume that when we started laying eggs, the menstrual cycle changed and we laid them as quick as chickens do. They would be easier to farm, but would still be really expensive to buy. Eating your own would cost nothing, but what if you could buy them at the grocery store or order them at a restaurant. I don’t think many woman would be up to giving their eggs away. But if they were to be paid exorbitant amounts, I’m sure a few would. Especially those with financial problems.

There are two issues with this. It could become a human rights issue. There are sperm banks, but people aren’t using that to be sold for consumption. So would you only have people donating or could it be people’s jobs. If it is someone’s job to produce eggs for human consumption, I’m sure there would be some sort of group against it. Probably feminists. This could cause all kinds of controversy and the whole process would probably be shut down. Issue two: would the quality of egg depend on living conditions of the person. I imagine a homeless person that wanted to donate her eggs might not have eggs that taste the same as a woman that eats healthy and lives a stress-less life. Of course without either of those issues, you would still have the FDA regulate the process, and we all know that women don’t like to be regulated by old men.

On the issue of solving world hunger, if women produced them as quickly as chickens, you might could give them to the hungry. Hungry women could produce their own, but that wouldn’t be enough for themselves or their families. So unless you had a majority of women donate their eggs to a small group of people, it wouldn’t solve world hunger.

Speaking of chickens, what happened to the days of most families having small farms to provide for themselves and to sell the excess to pay for other things?


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