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Egg Prices Double Due to Avian Flu Outbreak

For the first time ever, eggs are more expensive than chicken.

The avian bird flu—which has spread across 21 US states since December 2014—has for the first time on record driven the cost of chicken eggs higher than chicken breasts on a protein-per-dollar basis, according to Quartz. In supermarkets throughout the nation, 100 grams of chicken egg protein cost slightly less than $3 while the same amount of chicken breast protein costs slightly more than $2.60. In comparison, 100 grams of protein from roasted soybeans starts at approximately $2.00. No wonder major companies from General Mills to 7-Eleven are seeking to replace their eggs with cheaper, more sustainable plant-based options. The US Department of Agriculture reports that more than 48 million birds have been killed in attempts to curb the outbreak, of which 71 percent (34 million) are egg-laying hens.

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Beyond Meat to Debut Beyond Breakfast Sausages

The company behind the Beyond Burger will debut plant-based breakfast patties this fall.
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World's First Vegan Chicken Shop Opens Convenience Store

London's Temple of Seitan opened café and convenience store Temple Goods in Hackney Downs Studios, where an all-vegan market takes place every Saturday.
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Vegan Coffee Shop Thrives in "Steak Country"

Amateur Coffee's vegan drinks, milks, and waffles are luring curious customers in meat-centric Omaha, Nebraska.
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Vegan French Macaron Shop Opens in New Orleans

New dessert shop Mac and Moon sells "Karmacarons," rolled vegan ice cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, and fresh fruit tarts.
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Kroger Launches Vegan Recipe Contest

Food Network chef Ellie Krieger will choose the winning recipe, and prizes include $1,000 cash, a Vitamix, and more.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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