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To Make An Omelet...

There's an old expression that “to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs.” That may be harder to do than you think right now, with an outbreak of avian flu in the U.S. that is reaching devastating proportions. I was reading an article in the Washington Post that indicated the severity of the situation-- as it has really taken its toll on prices for eggs everywhere throughout the nation.

I normally don't blog a lot on news articles but I was thinking about what a big deal this really is: you may think that you don't eat a lot of eggs or none at all (perhaps that is true), but most of us consume far more of them than we think. Eggs are a common, necessary ingredient in many of the foods we eat-- particularly in baked goods.


By the way, this flu doesn't just attack chickens (although they are 80% of the victims), it also goes after turkeys and other birds. I wonder what Thanksgiving will be like with a “tofu turkey?” Maybe we will wind up with the fish that Deborah served on the classic comedy show “Everybody Loves Raymond?” As I recall, Frank liked it.

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