Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mexican citizens attempt to illegally bring eggs across the border as prices spike

August 18, 2012 An outbreak of bird flu in western Mexico has caused the price of eggs and chicken to spike and now health inspectors are on the lookout for shoppers who cross the border to buy lower cost eggs and poultry in the U.S. Mexico has vaccinated 80,000 chickens to prevent the spread of the disease and destroyed 8 million chickens infected with the virus in the state of Jalisco. The price of eggs has topped three dollars a dozen eggs in some parts of Mexico. -snip- Both Mexico and the U.S. ban some items to prevent the spread of animal or plant diseases. Neither country allows eggs from the other across the border.

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