Egg Industry in Trouble

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Egg Industry in Trouble

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Good news.

A lawsuit alleging the U.S. egg industry conspired to increase consumer prices got a boost recently when a defendant turned over documents and internal memos that show an industry group called for egg producers to slow production.

The lawsuit alleges that as egg prices climbed between 2004 and 2008, industry officials who blamed rising feed costs were covering up an orchestrated hen kill-off to reduce supplies. (abcnews.go.com)

Apparently, the U.S. egg industry isn’t doing so well, and is having to resort to illegal tactics in an attempt to make more money.  That means that Canada’s egg producers are probably in trouble too, as well they deserve to be–yes, things are just as bad here as they are in the U.S.  Here’s some footage of Canadian battery cage operations.:

“I’m confident that, years from now, when battery cages have been banned nationwide, today’s news will be cited as a key moment signaling the industry’s doom.” (Happy Day: Egg Industry Fucks Itself)


2 Comments

Joanne

April 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I guess the chickens have come home to roost!

Becci

April 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Haha, nice one, Joanne.

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