* Date : 2017-01-23
Egg Prices Soar
Egg prices are skyrocketing amid the country's worst ever outbreak of avian influenza, or AI. Supermarkets are now limiting customers to one 30-egg carton at a time, which is selling for US$ 15. With the steep price hike dealing a major blow to local restaurants and bakeries, the Korean government has decided to streamline import procedures for fresh eggs and egg products to help alleviate the shortage. We take a closer look at the AI crisis that is spiraling out of control.