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Egg Price In America

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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

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that 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 them an important, nutritious, and delicious part of any meal.
  • Explains that egg prices have been on the rise this year, first from a new law, then from outbreaks of the avian flu.
  • Explains that the flu has caused a scarcity of eggs as supply has gone down and demand has remained the same. stores have been asked not to have discounts or sales on eggs and have had to enforce limits.
  • Explains that many countries, including china and south korea, have decided to boycott our eggs and other poultry products. despite the raise in eggs costs, the price of chicken has remained relatively cheap.
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