Food markets and restaurants all over the world are struggling with an unprecedented shortage of eggs.
The world’s biggest egg producer, the U.S. egg giant Yoplait, has just announced that it will limit the supply of the egg it makes to 2 million in 2019.
The company’s decision to make this move comes as the global egg supply is expected to exceed the 3.6 million tons of eggs it was manufacturing in 2019, according to the latest government statistics.
But what’s really driving demand for eggs?
According to one source in the industry, this is largely because the supply is low.
“There’s a lot going on in the egg industry, but there’s also a lot happening in food.
It’s really not as if the eggs are being priced out of business, but rather they’re being priced in,” says John Biernat, the founder of the Egg Research Institute.
Biernat believes that the global food and egg supply could drop by 40 percent by 2030 if current trends continue.
The problem is that this is not sustainable.
The number of eggs in the world has grown to about 4.5 billion, according the U, but that figure does not include the many millions of chickens and other animals that are raised in factory farms.
“We’re talking about billions of animals that don’t have access to any kind of food or water,” Biernit says.
“It’s not going to happen.”
The price of eggs and other farm products is also increasing, as well.
In the United States, egg prices have doubled in the past decade, according Topps Food and Veterinary Medicine.
But the demand for this product is also growing.
In fact, according, the global demand for egg is expected in 2020 to reach more than 7 billion tonnes, according United Nations figures.
As demand for food and eggs continues to grow, so too has the price of egg products.
While the price may seem like a small price increase, the real impact on the environment is significant.
According to Bierhat, the egg is a major source of protein for the animals that eat it.
This includes chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese.
And while the price can fluctuate by up to 50 percent, it’s only around 10 cents per egg in the U-pick variety, according Biermatics.
The same product is currently available at farmers markets for about 50 cents per 100 grams.
Biersnat says that this high price is a reflection of the high amount of environmental damage caused by egg production.
“If we don’t get the right environmental treatment, there will be more pollution and more food waste,” he says.
Bierat is concerned that the growing demand for these products may cause the food industry to make mistakes in production, such as using too many fertilizers or pesticides.
Bersnat also points to the need to change the way we think about the environment.
“The environmental impact is so much bigger than just eggs,” he notes.
“People will see that if they go to the grocery store, they’re buying a lot more organic, less expensive eggs than they would with a lot less environmental impact.”
As more people are aware of the environment, Biernts is optimistic about the future.
“This is going to be the greatest economic growth we’ve ever seen,” he said.
“Our food system will become the biggest in history.”