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We've Had to Kill 9% of Our Chickens

Avian flu outbreak has decimated flocks of laying hens

(Newser) - The avian flu outbreak has taken a huge toll on America's poultry flocks—mainly from culling, not disease—and consumers are feeling the pain with higher prices for eggs, chickens, and a lot of other products. "More than 28 million laying hens have been culled as a result...

Birds Are Nesting, Laying Eggs Much Earlier Than in the Past

Study of museum's egg collection finds major shift in bird behavior

(Newser) - Many species of birds are now building nests and laying eggs at a time of year their counterparts from a century ago would have considered outrageously early. Around a third of birds in the Upper Midwest region are now laying their eggs an average of 25 days earlier than they...

Cage-Free Eggs Become Standard After Years of Debate

Producers have yielded to animal welfare groups, grocers, and restaurants

(Newser) - With little fuss and even less public attention, US egg producers are in the midst of a multibillion-dollar shift to cage-free eggs that is dramatically changing the lives of millions of hens in response to new laws and demands from restaurant chains. The percentage of hens in cage-free housing has...

Egg Thrown From Crowd Bounces Off Macron's Shoulder
Emmanuel Macron
Is Egged Once Again

Emmanuel Macron Is Egged Once Again

This time the egg bounced right off him

(Newser) - Emmanuel Macron was hit by an egg on Monday, but he somehow managed to escape without any yolk on his suit. The French president was visiting a restaurant trade fair in Lyon when the egg was pelted at Macron's left shoulder—which it bounced off of (as seen in...

Next Entry in Unconventional Food: Coffee-Less Coffee

Atomo startup in Seattle uses seeds and nuts and a chemical process

(Newser) - You can eat "meat" made from plants and drink "milk" made from nuts, but are you ready for coffee made without coffee? That's the question posed by a story in Bloomberg about a Seattle startup producing just such a brew. The concoction by Atomo Coffee is made...

2 Reasons Why This Python's 7 Eggs Are Totally Weird

First, she's 62 years old. Second, she hasn't been near a male python for 2 decades

(Newser) - A 62-year-old ball python surprised experts at the St. Louis Zoo by laying seven eggs, despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, says it's unusual but not unheard of for ball pythons to reproduce asexually. The...

Find Shopping Stressful? Now, a Historic Price Hike

Food-price fluctuations began in March, when the coronavirus really sunk in

(Newser) - As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, US shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs, and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks, the AP reports. Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by...

Rising Price of Eggs Brings Lawsuits

In many places, stores are charging three times as much during pandemic

(Newser) - The retail price of a dozen eggs has shot past $3 in parts of the country during the pandemic, sometimes tripling the bite. That's price gouging, say new lawsuits that ask that the industry give consumers some of that money back. "As in any time of economic turmoil,...

The Chickens Churned Out Eggs. Then Came the Gas

Egg farmer Kerry Mergen says 61K chickens were euthanized due to drop in demand due to virus

(Newser) - A Minnesota contract egg farmer says his livelihood has been erased along with 61,000 chickens owing to a drop in demand triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Kerry Mergen and his wife, Barb, produced 4,500 dozen eggs per day, which were turned into fluid egg and sent to food...

Major New Study Is Good News for Egg Eaters
Major New Study
Is Good News for Egg Eaters
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Major New Study Is Good News for Egg Eaters

Up to one egg per day isn't bad for your heart, say researchers

(Newser) - A comprehensive new study lands the latest salvo in the egg wars , and it will please those who regularly eat them for breakfast. The study out of Harvard concludes that moderate consumption—defined as up to one egg a day on average—isn't bad for your cardiovascular health, reports...

Hard-Boiled Eggs Linked to Listeria Outbreak

CDC warns retailers, consumers about bulk eggs sold in pails by Almark Foods of Georgia

(Newser) - The CDC is linking a deadly listeria outbreak in multiple states to hard-boiled eggs from an Almark Foods plant in Georgia. For those worried about getting sick, however, the warning is tricky. It involves eggs sold in bulk mainly to food-service operators, stores, and restaurants, meaning they might turn up...

Egg Bounces Off Aussie PM's Head
Egg Bounces Off
Aussie PM's Head

Egg Bounces Off Aussie PM's Head

Woman charged with common assault

(Newser) - Australia's prime minister was hit on the head with an egg and a woman was knocked off her feet Tuesday during a protest ahead of a general election next week. The egg appeared to strike Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the back of the head then bounce off without...

Latest NZ Fallout: an Egging
'Egg Boy' Goes Viral in NZ
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'Egg Boy' Goes Viral in NZ

A teenager cracks on egg on Australian Sen. Fraser Anning's head

(Newser) - The latest fallout of mass killings in New Zealand involves a teenager cracking an egg on a politician's head , the Independent reports. Australian Sen. Fraser Anning was giving a news conference Saturday in Melbourne when the 17-year-old—identified in media reports as William Connolly, per the Washington Post —...

Study: Eggs Aren't Just Unhealthy—They Kill

New long-range study has bad news for egg lovers

(Newser) - Eggs are bad for you . Or good for you . Or, as a new study persuasively argues, really quite dangerous for your health, the Telegraph reports. Northwestern University researchers reached this conclusion by analyzing data on 29,516 American adults across the ethnic and racial spectrum for up to 31 years—...

Sunny Side's Up: Americans Eat Nearly 300 Eggs a Year

Government forecasts say Americans eating the most eggs in 5 decades

(Newser) - Poached, scrambled, sunny, or not: whatever the preference, Americans are eating the most eggs in almost five decades. The average number of huevos consumed is 279 per person per year, reports the Washington Post , the highest since 1973, though well down from the post-World War II peak of 405 in...

Boy, 14, Charged With Murder After Egging Leads to Death

Woman was killed as fleeing boys allegedly ran red light, hit her truck

(Newser) - An egging prank ended with a murder charge after a New Year's Day tragedy near Houston. Police say a 14-year-old male driver and two teenage passengers were inside a GMC Acadia Tuesday afternoon, throwing eggs at cars driving by on a road in Aldine, when the driver of one...

First-of-Their-Kind Eggs Aim to End a Brutal Practice

Researchers want to stop culling of male chicks

(Newser) - Shoppers in Germany are the first in the world to have a chance to buy what the Guardian calls "no-kill" eggs. The eggs result from a new process that aims to eliminate the culling of male chicks—an industrywide practice in which billions of chicks are gassed or sent...

9 'Cocktail'-Infused Eggs a 'Breakthrough' for Fertility

For the first time, human eggs were grown from earliest stages to maturity in the lab

(Newser) - What's being deemed a "breakthrough" for women's fertility has been achieved out of the University of Edinburgh. Researchers say that for the very first time, they've developed human eggs in the lab from their earliest points of growth to full maturity, offering insight into how science...

Team Norway's Chefs Try to Order Eggs. It Doesn't Go Well

15K eggs showed up

(Newser) - Should you think Google Translate is infallible, the Norwegian Olympic team has a story for you. "Absolutely unbelievable," says team chef Stale Johansen of the aftermath of the error, in which an order placed using Google Translate reportedly caused 15,000 eggs to be delivered to their kitchen...

67M-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs Upend a Long-Held Assumption

It turns out all dinosaur eggs weren't white

(Newser) - Feathers, wishbones, colored eggs. If they're things you associate as only found in birds, you're wrong, says paleontologist Mark Norell. It turns out dinosaurs evolved all three, though we've only just recently learned about that last item. The discovery of fossil egg-shells in China has upended the...

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