Sunday, March 4, 2012

Government regs can strangle an economy

American egg supplies are
still plentiful... for now.
And sometimes regulation can strangle a food supply.

Animal rights activists wanted better conditions for working hens in Europe. But the new EU requirements have also delivered skyrocketing egg prices and reports of shortages.

It's now feared new rules on egg production in Europe may trigger a variety of other food shortages within the next month. Eggs are a key ingredient in many items on grocery shelves.

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