EU battery cage ban & the price of eggs

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012:

EU battery cage ban & the price of eggs

    BRUSSELSThe price of eggs in the shell  doubled,  while egg production fell 15% in the first four months after a European Union ban on battery caging,  according to the European Egg Producers Association.
“The EU acknowledges that there has been a clear reduction in eggs because of the cage ban but blames the industry for not taking action earlier,”  reported Raf Casert of Associated Press.  “The EU gave producers a dozen years to adapt their equipment to the animal friendly rules–but many still haven’t complied.   Those who prepared have reaped high profits as prices soar,”  Casert wrote.

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