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What’s Really Behind the Egg Shortage?

Are farmers’ claims about their chicken feed being altered correct—and is that why egg prices have more than doubled in the past year? The egg shortage and mysterious fires, among other problems at U.S. food processing plants are strange. In March 2022, President Biden warned that food shortages would be a problem. “going to be real.”

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  • The median egg price for a dozen eggs is $4.25, which has more than doubled from last year.
  • More than 58,000,000 birds have died in 47 states due to avian influenza outbreaks as of January 2023.
  • The U.S. food processing industry was hit with a string of mysterious fires and other disasters that led to the egg shortage.
  • Purina chicken feed may have contained lower levels of protein and minerals than originally stated by some farmers, causing chickens to be unable to lay eggs.
  • In July 2020, the Rockefeller Foundation released a report that predicted a food crisis. It called for the creation a centralised system. “nutrition security system.”

The rising cost of eggs is making it difficult to start your own chicken farm. The median price for eggs is $4.25 per dozen, which has more than doubled in the past year.[1]

Many believe rising inflation is to blame. However, the official narrative says that avian influenza, which can affect up to 58million birds, is more likely to be the cause.[2] Another theory is that chicken farmers may have linked egg laying problems to certain brands of chicken feed.[3] It is also a curious timing as the egg shortage started amid a series of mysterious fires, and other disasters at U.S. Food Processors.

It’s important to remember that President Biden in March 2022 openly declared that food shortages were a problem “going to be real.” [4] He said that he had spoken with European allies regarding the matter. “how we could increase, and disseminate more rapidly food shortages.”[5] The White House didn’t correct the statement, even though it has been removed from the internet. It circulated online, prompting Facebook and Twitter to flag it as fake information.

Whether the statement was the result of jumbling words or the revelation of something much more sinister is up for debate — as is the series of strange accidents at U.S. food processors that occurred in its wake. Here are just a few:

  • March 13, 2022After a fire broke out in a cooler, a Hot Pockets plant was closed in Jonesboro, Arkansas.[6]
  • March 16, 2022: The Walmart fulfillment center in Plainfield (Indiana) was severely damaged by an arson attack. The company said it wouldn’t reopen the facility, which affected the 1,132 jobs.[7]
  • March 28, 2022Maricopa Food Pantry in Maricopa (Arizona) was set on fire and more than 50,000 lbs of food were lost.[8]
  • March 31, 2022Rio Fresh, a south Texas onion warehouse, was severely damaged in a structure fire.[9]
  • April 11, 2022: Two cows were killed and East Conway Beef & Pork was destroyed by a fire at their Conway, New Hampshire facility.[10]
  • April 13, 2022: A plane crashed into the Gem state processing facility in Heyburn (Idaho).[11]
  • April 13, 2022Taylor Farms, Salinas (California) – Nearly 100 firefighters and 22 fire departments responded to a four alarm fire. After being closed for winter, the facility was reopening.[12]
  • April 18, 2022: A fire destroyed the headquarters of Azure Standard in Dufur (Oregon). Azure Standard is the largest independent distributor in organic and healthy foods in the United States.[13]
  • Feb. 4, 2023An estimated 100,000 chickens were killed in a fire at Hillandale Farms, Connecticut, owned by one the most important egg producers in America.[14]

If you’re curious about why egg prices are rising—and egg shortages are occurring in some areas—you need look no further than the record number of chickens killed due to avian flu, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[15]

In 2015, 50.5million birds were infected in 21 states. This was previously the worst avian influenza outbreak. However, 2022 saw a new record of 52.7 million dead birds in a single year.[16] This epidemic had already affected more than 58,000,000 birds in 47 US states as of January 2023.[17]

“I’m hopeful that this is not the new normal for us,” NPR spoke with Richard Webby about his role as director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals.[18]

Although some chickens died, many were culled in order to prevent the virus from spreading further. Webby said that the disease was not caused by CAFO-raised chickens, but wild birds.[19]

“We don’t know exactly what it is about it, but it does seem just to be able to grow and transmit better in wild birds. Wild birds are the perfect mechanism to spread a virus because they, of course, fly everywhere.”

It is strange to call wild birds the “perfect mechanism to spread a virus,” It should be noted that every CAFO has a fast viral spread. [concentrated animal feeding operation]In this case, birds literally sit on top of one another. It is possible that widespread avian influenza could have caused a shortage of chickens and egg, which in turn led to higher prices.

However, there are varying reports about the severity of egg shortages in different regions. While some people have noticed eggs disappearing from their shelves at the grocery store, others have not seen a drop in stock at their local shops. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, domestic egg supplies have dropped by 7.5 percent each month since 2022 when the avian influenza outbreak started.[20]

Another theory is also circulating online—and it’s quickly been “fact-checked” The powers that be dubbed it a conspiracy.[21] However, it comes straight from farmers’ lips with many people noticing that their hens produce significantly fewer eggs than usual.

Purina chicken feed may have had lower levels of minerals and protein, causing chickens to be unable to lay eggs. Some farmers claimed that their chickens started laying again after switching from commercial feed to local feed.

Purina’s parent company Land O’Lakes said that no changes have been made to the formulas of Purina’s chicken feed products.[22] Others have also called for an investigation into the possibility of a national security and public health crisis.

You can control the food supply and the people if you do. Any threat to food security or freedom should be immediately alarming and called for protection of localized, regenerative agricultural.

It’s curious that a report from the Rockefeller Foundation, released in July 2020 and predicting a coming food crisis, hasn’t received more attention, however—especially since its solution centered on the creation of a centralized “nutrition security system.”[23]

A centralized food system is not good for anyone except those who manage it, and can put consumers at risk. Will Harris is a pioneer of regenerative farming and runs White Oak Pastures in Bluffton.[24]

“… The centralization of food production impoverishes our rural communities as it creates an oligopoly. Consumers are also negatively affected by centralized food production. This system lacks resilience.

Mega-production plants that are focused on efficiency can fail, which can lead to panic in the consumer’s ability to access food. Multinational corporations can make exponential profits in panic situations.

“When the driving goal of our food production system is efficiency, as opposed to resiliency, consumers suffer.”

Their report “Reset the Table,”[25] This publication was made just one month after World Economic Forum (WEF), officially announced its plans to publish a “Great Reset,” Many of the Foundation’s contributors are WEF members. [26] They plan to cause the current food system collapse, so they can then “solve” A new system was created to solve the problem. It uses large insect farms and lab-grown synthetic and gene engineered foods.

Egg prices reaching unprecedented highs presents a hardship for many working households — but is irrelevant to the likes of Bill Gates—another major player in the quest to control the food supply.

Gates has more farmland than any other person in the U.S.[27] He was an early supporter for fake foods like the Impossible Burger, Beyond Meat, and others. [28] The acreage seems earmarked for GE corn and soy crops—the base foods for what will become an increasingly synthetic, ultra-processed food supply made up of imitation meat and dairy.

Gates also recommends that beef be replaced with fake meat.[29] This recommendation is based on an excessive theme of arrogance, the desire for globalization, and the desire to recolonize.

The Wellcome Trust founded the EAT Forum. They also developed a Planetary Health Diet. It is aimed at reducing meat and dairy consumption and replacing them with foods made in laboratories.[30]

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development is an advisory board to USAID. [U.S. Agency for International Development]Also on board is, calling for a global change in agriculture and food supply, among other things. “the promotion of insects as sustainable sources of proteins.” Corbett refers to a BIFAD work paper:[31]

“USAID’s ‘leverage’ over developing countries—specifically referenced no less than 125 times —gives an insight into the Kissingerian food-as-a-weapon mentality that is the very basis of USAID and its mission. The entire enterprise reeks of a neocolonial landgrab masquerading as ‘philanthropy’—the kind of territorial taking that people in Africa and elsewhere have been warning about for decades.”

It is best to have all the resources you need to survive. Long-term independence can be achieved by creating alternative food systems in the locality. Basic suggestions to build your own food security safety net include:

  • Get a reliable water source and the tools to purify water from less-than ideal sources.
  • Bulk purchase of shelf-stable, nonperishable foods
  • Purchase energy backups such as gas-powered generators or solar generator kits such Jackery and Inergy.
  • Cooking backups include small rocket stoves and propane-powered camping stoves. You can also get 12-volt pots & pans that you can plug in to a backup battery.
  • Start a garden and learn some basic food production skills—in terms of fighting back against high egg prices and egg shortages, raising your own flock is by far your best option.
  • Consider joining a group that shares your concerns about food security, and has already learned the skills necessary to grow food. Your skills can be used to strengthen the community.

Originally published Feb. 16 2023 on


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