More organic eggs consumed than battery
For the first time ever it has become evident that
British consumers are eating more eggs laid by free-range chickens than battery
Sales of free range, barn and organic eggs from chickens allowed to roam outdoors accounted
for just over 50% of total sales in 2006, which is a huge turnaround from
five years previously. This is the case, despite a sharp rise in the price
of organic eggs in 2006 from approximately Â£2.60 (€3.85) a dozen at the start of
the year to Â£3.30 (€4.90) by the end.
Overall, sales of organic food and drink rose by 22% last year to just under Â£2 billion
(€2.9 billion). It has been reported that consumers in London, the South-East
and the South-West are most likely to buy organic food.
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