The Times podcast: What’s up with eggs?

Cartons of eggs in a grocery store
The average retail price for a dozen large eggs has skyrocketed in the last year.
(Alex Horvath / Los Angeles Times)

All across California, people are asking the same question: Why are eggs so expensive?

Californians walk into grocery stores only to find them sold out, or that they’re going for $7 or more a dozen. Thanks to inflation, everything is more expensive right now. But when it comes to eggs, there’s more to the story.

Today, how a history of California policy and a global bird flu scrambled the economics of a food staple. Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times metro reporter Sonja Sharp

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