Eggs are in everything, from mayonnaise to bread to an omelet, the average American consumes over 250 eggs per year or 80 billion eggs nationwide. Eggs contain six grams of protein and only 70 calories making eggs an important, nutritious, and delicious part of any meal. The average price of a carton of eggs has been about $1.85 for the last 5 years, however, this past year the price has risen drastically, at some points over 120%. New laws and recent avian flu outbreaks have caused egg prices to rise leading to shortages nationwide.
This year egg prices have been on the rise, first from a new law then from outbreaks of the flu. In January 2015, a new law in California took effect; this law prevents chicken farmers from keeping their chickens