With eggs a more costly commodity, yolks of a richer color have come to signify luxury, writer Marian Bull observes.
A research team from multiple universities is developing technology that can detect salmonella contamination in a matter of minutes. They aim to take the results from sensors and pair them with other data to strengthen the safety and resilience of the supply of chicken.
Fewer bird flu cases and a natural increase in egg supply in the spring is leading to lower prices.
Bird flu has decimated flocks. Meanwhile, demand for eggs has increased.
The American Egg Board estimates about 6% of the laying hen population has been affected.
Hatcheries across the country saw a surge in orders when the lockdown began. The chickens came first, then the eggs.
Staying home is making Americans cook breakfast at home. Demand for eggs and other breakfast staples is pushing prices up for retailers.
The Trump administration has proposed doing away with a rule that mandated that organic egg laying chickens spend time outdoors.
Chickens aren't vegetarians. But there's a market for eggs from vegetarian-fed hens.