Egg Prices in US Jump 47% as Food Inflation Hits New High

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Bird flu is driving up the cost of eggs again.
Bird flu is driving up the cost of eggs again.

If you see the headlines saying inflation has dropped to 8.5 percent, keep in mind the story behind the story: the food-at-home category, meaning food we buy at stores and prepare at home, was 13.1 percent higher this July than it was a year ago. That’s the largest increase since March 1979. Egg prices were among the fastest climbing costs, with prices jumping 47 percent since last year.

Published 8/10/2022. View original article.