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Egg Shortage In America As Bird Flu Has Already Killed 45 MILLION Chickens And Turkeys

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Eggs - Public DomainDid you know that 25 percent of all egg production in the United States has already been taken offline due to the bird flu crisis?  You aren’t hearing much about this in the mainstream media, but at this point bird flu has claimed the lives of 45 million chickens and turkeys in America.  When I wrote about this a month ago, the number of dead birds was sitting at about 20 million.  In just 30 days, the death toll has risen by an astounding 20 million.  This is a major crisis and it is already causing egg shortages around the country, and yet very few people seem alarmed about this?  Why is that?

And it isn’t just one strain of the bird flu virus that we are talking about.  Right now, there are two strains which are spreading like wildfire.

So far, the H5N2 strain has hit the states of Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Arkansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.  It has also been identified in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

The H5N8 strain has not been doing quite as much damage yet, but it has been killing birds in California, Idaho, Indiana, Oregon and Washington.

In addition, Canadian officials have discovered that the H5N1 strain is spreading in British Columbia.

This is the worst bird flu outbreak in the history of North America, and it continues to spiral out of control.  Things have already gotten so bad that some manufacturers are considering switching to “eggless eggs”

America is facing a major egg crisis due to bird flu, experts have warned.

They say 25 percent of the country’s egg production is already offline due to the virus, with more producers expecting to be hit.

To replace eggs, manufacturers are increasingly turning a hi-tech San Francisco firm that makes an ‘eggless egg’ using a secret blend of plants.

With egg production down 25 percent at this point, and the worst probably still to come, some fast food chains are already cutting back.  For instance, Whataburger has announced that it is going to be limiting the number of hours that it serves breakfast

Whataburger says it is limiting its breakfast-serving hours, citing egg shortages due to the Midwest bird flu crisis.

The fast-food chain will serve breakfast 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends. It previously was available 12 hours a day. Whataburger says in a statement that the changes will allow it to supply all of its locations.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says confirmed outbreaks in the Midwest have cost chicken and turkey producers more than 44 million birds. Egg prices have soared.

Major chains such as Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts and IHOP say they’re monitoring the situation but haven’t yet been affected.

I hope that people start waking up and taking this more seriously, because this is a really big deal.

But of course of even greater concern is what would happen if the bird flu started spreading among the human population.

At this point, the CDC says that there are no human cases, but they are urging caution

“While these recently identified HPAI H5 viruses are not known to have caused disease in humans, their appearance in North American birds may increase the likelihood of human infection in the United States,” the CDC said.

In fact, the CDC has issued a special alert to medical professionals instructing them to watch for any signs that this virus has crossed over…

Clinicians should consider the possibility of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 virus infection in persons showing signs or symptoms of respiratory illness who have relevant exposure history,” the CDC said in a health alert issued to doctors.

“This includes persons who have had contact with potentially infected birds (e.g., handling, slaughtering, defeathering, butchering, culling, preparation for consumption); direct contact with surfaces contaminated with feces or parts (carcasses, internal organs, etc.) of potentially-infected birds; and persons who have had prolonged exposure to potentially-infected birds in a confined space.”

I know that we have had some false alarms with swine flu and ebola in the past few years.

But without a doubt, a major pandemic is one of the greatest potential threats that we face.  Throughout history, there have been massive pandemics that have killed millions upon millions of people, and scientists assure us that it is only a matter of time before the next one strikes.

Just the other day, Bill Gates spoke about his belief that a future pandemic could come along at any time and kill tens of millions of us

One of the world’s richest men, who spoke in 2010 about how vaccines (which he heavily pushes throughout the world) are helping to cull the world’s population, is now predicting that as many as 33 million people could soon die from a modern-day pandemic similar to the 1918-1919 Spanish flu.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates hasn’t said how such an event will culminate, but he’s sure it will, and he’s actually spent a pretty penny working on predictive models to show what sort of event will kill the most people in the near future. It won’t be a big volcanic explosion, a gigantic earthquake, an asteroid, or even impending world war, according to Gates — at least not in his lifetime. Instead, it will be an outbreak of some horrific disease like Ebola.

Of course for many in the scientific community, a major pandemic like that would be a perfect solution to the “overpopulation problem” that they believe the world is facing.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “46 Population Control Quotes That Show How Badly The Elite Want To Wipe Us All Out“.

Most Americans seem to believe that there could never possibly be major food shortages in this country.  But in my new book, my co-author and I discuss how incredibly fragile our food chain really is.  We live at a time when the entire planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and we need to realize that it is not wise to be dependent on the “system” because the “system” is failing.

In the months ahead, we are likely to see significant shortages of eggs, chicken and turkey.  And certainly prices for all of those items will never be lower than they are right now.

So now is the time to stock up and to add to your food storage supplies.  Because once the general public starts freaking out about all of this, it will be far too late to do anything about it then.

  • K

    This is why you should always have some food put aside.There is no difference between a true food shortage. Or just food gets so expensive, you can not afford it. If you have no food stored. You are on the verge of too late

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      That is very true K.

    • Joan Camara

      Right you are! Store food, and rotate it. Smart thing for everyone to do!

  • Jason Bush

    Go vegan save the planet. The food shortages are just the start wait until the antibiotics stop working altogether. The planet and it’s inhabitants can’t afford to live a meat based diet any longer the planet can’t support it given the current growth in population.

    • disq

      All centenarians I know eat meat.

    • Ah, but people are too selfish — we like what we like and we don’t care how bad it is for everyone else, we’re gonna keep doin’ what we want!

      But for the eggs I get from our backyard hens, I am vegetarian. The rest of our household is anywhere from 80 – 99% vegetarian too. I agree wholly that the acres and acres of land we waste on growing greenery for cows/pigs/sheep/birds to eat would be MUCH better spent growing greens FOR HUMANS.

      For every pound of meat we eat, countless gallons of water and countless truckloads of greenery went into growing that one serving of meat. Very wasteful. Not at all conservative.

    • Joan Camara

      Yup, I don’t meat, and only organic diary. All farm animals are given hormone and antibiotic shots, and eat GMO grain. I don’t want that in me!

    • Mike

      Nah.

  • Pam

    We have 12 laying hens foraging our back yard. Anyone who can should buy a few while you can as they are really fun to watch and not a lot of work but the benefits are great!

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      How much time per day would you say is involved?

      • naked swimmer

        Almost nothing if you have a big enough yard. Plus they eat the bugs. I’ve been feeding, watering chickens since I was old enough to do it. Just remember the alfalfa is slowly going GMO (this is what pellet feed is).

        It would probably be a lot harder if you don’t live in the city because of predators. Then you’ll need those predator guards, yard sentinel, nite guard, fence.

        • gamegetter II

          There is exactly zero GM alfalfa grown for sale in the U.S.

          • Joan Camara

            I guess you would say that all wheat is not GMO either in this country?

          • disq

            I thought they were testing fields of it & USDA approved its use a year or 2 ago if I remember. Do you know what site has information about this & other new GMOs like coffee & cacao?

    • iris

      Our neighbor has a few sex-link hens. They lay 300 days/year and the eggs are so much better than store bought, deep orange yolks because they forage naturally a lot. Have heard that even though egg yolks have the highest cholesterol of any food, they’re also the best at breaking down cholesterol, which I assume would be the bad cholesterol, hopefully, anyway. I should research that. An unbroken egg with a sturdy shell, harvested within several hours of laying, is good for a very long time in the fridge. One large egg white has 6-7 gms of protein, too.

    • Pam

      Collecting the eggs daily along with checking water takes only a few minutes. But every few weeks, depending on how dirty, the hay and hen house floor shavings may need to be changed. This can take 20-30 minutes. Again, everything depends on how many hens you have. The little bit of work is nothing to the benefit you will have with all those delicious eggs!

  • A starving nation is very easy to control…He who controls the food supply rules absolutely…”Joesph Stalin”
    Keep your powder dry…you gonna need it….

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Well said.

  • Sean Stout

    I think this bird flu thing is a farce. I live in a bird flu affected area and I have yet to see a single dead wild bird anywhere and I’ve been out into the country numerous times where you should see at least one. They keep saying all these wild birds have bird flu and are spreading it like wildfire. So either this flu isn’t fatal or it doesn’t exist at all. I don’t understand why not let these flocks get the flu and see which ones live rather than killing the entire flock? I think they want a chicken/turkey shortage so they can get upcoming food riots going this fall. Hamburger is $5 a pound and they want to get chicken to match that price. Right now chicken is only about $2.20 a pound. I think this is a man made shortage being created to get food riots started.

    • Jackie Mull

      Eggs are over $4.00 a dozen. This is ridiculous. One day, it was under $2.00 and next day, it’s over $4.00. Talk about price gouging. People who are on a fixed income are hardly making ends meet now.

      • BigggerAl

        Get them at a local farm or farmers market, at least you know where they came from and probably won’t charge as much with no trans. costs.

      • iguana one

        Yeah. Reminds me of the Sugar scare back in the 60’s or 70’s? I can’t recall exactly. But they did the same thing with coffee too.

      • Imaplaneiac

        I bought a dozen LARGE eggs at Wal-Mart, this past Tuesday, for $1.68. Whereas, at my nearby military commissary, eggs ranged from around $2.60 to $3.50; depending on size and number of eggs.

      • Sean Stout

        I think they want food riots in the fall.

    • iguana one

      Yeah. Look We kill millions of chickens daily to feed the Sheeple their “nuggets” and “tenders” from the schlock houses called fast food joints. Millions are killed and consumed each day. Millions are born each day.
      45 million can be replaced real quick once they clean up and get rid of the virus.

      • Sean Stout

        I say let them have the virus and see who lives. You slaughter your flock and you have 100% loss. You let this so called “bird flu” hit your flock and see who survives and you might have 75% survival rate.

    • Hazel Nichole

      Preparing for jihadist….before a muslim becomes jihadist they devote a time for prayer and fasting. They fast from all meats, tobacco, alcohol and someone told me chocolate, but I haven’t confirmed thAt. So what they are really preparing for is IS…jihadist who will pray and fast for courage and power from their god to slaughter unbelievers. That’s why China banned them and is now forcing any muslim shop owners to sell tobacco and alcohol. China understands the signs and is one step ahead of them. Oh but here in America. …we have “bird flu” and “mad cow disease” amongst so many other things….the prz is setting the table for the jihadist to feast here.

    • Anni Mock

      you are 1oo% correct~

      this is being done by design!

      Ezekiel 5:12 King James Version

      12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

  • disq

    You should watch Food Inc.
    It’s no surprise birds are dying when they’re all packed into a barn and fed the same cheap crap everyday.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Very good comment.

    • If humans were forced to live similarly, we would “suddenly” see a sharp decline in our health too.

      If people saw how [most] chickens and cows were raised and/or killed, they wouldn’t be able to eat them anymore out of good conscience.

    • Joan Camara

      And ALL farm animals are given hormone and antibiotic shots, along with eating GMO grain. I don’t want any of that in ME! Gross..only organic diary for me, and NO meat.

      • disq

        Most grain is not GMO yet, mostly just corn.
        Not all farm animals are given shots.
        You need meat. All centenarians in my book eat meat.

  • Yes, get some hens while the clean ones are still available. Unless you live in a place with no land, you can raise them successfully. Once you eat an egg from your own flock, you will never want a store bought one again. I have had hens for years and enjoy the eggs every day. There is no equal.

    • Agreed. Hens are great, they eat bugs and you can even grow their own food for them (mine eat clover, dandelions, nasturtiums, bird seed, and grape leaves). I also buy cracked corn.

      Hens are great for backyard pets as well, but we’re thinking of upgrading to ducks next time, as they won’t eat the lawns like locusts (chickens) do.

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    • iguana one

      Yeah. I had chickens here in Arizona for three years in my city but zoning laws prevent me from “legally” keeping them. Not raising them. Just having some hens. people are too afraid of all kinds of stupid rumors and urban follies about having chickens. Chickens are fantastic pets and friends. I’m gonna get more. No one will care. They are all asleep in front of their TV’s.

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  • JayJay

    A substitute for eggs in baking is unflavored gelatin.
    Find directions online and store a mason jar full; seal it with a vacuum sealer.
    I used it and it works fine.
    Got mine at an Amish store.

    • naked swimmer

      I think I read some gelatin is made with GMO yeast modified with HUMAN DNA. Can’t remember where I saw this but i’m glad I don’t eat processed food!

  • JayJay

    Sean, you may be right- Remember the scarce supply to hospitals last year for saline solution?
    What happened to that shortage??
    I bet hospitals charged triple those months, huh.

  • Poke

    Consider the reporting sources. FALSE FLAGS……….BS………..Take out a Soros, Warburg, Rocky-fella………..use em for shark bait……….think bird-flu wont suddenly vanish????????

  • Denise Carter

    I have a question does anyone know what that plant based product is to sub the eggs and if it is a Monsanto product? what are we introducing into our bodies.

  • GROW ANYTHING YOU CAN, even if you live in an apartment, grow melons or cucumbers or squash with just a gallon pot of soil. Put it near your biggest window, or even just grow your own chia — the perfect whole food. Don’t be reliant on the markets (or anyone else) for food, your most needed resource.

  • Annie Oakley

    This is a false flag disease. They are killing off the chickens. They are not dying from any disease. Just like any other flu, some would get it, and some wouldn’t. This is all hog wash !!!

  • Alleged Comment

    CAFO operations backfiring. Easy come, easy go.

  • CavMed

    Who is the supposed “mainstream media”
    the article mentions?
    Is the writer referring to the pandering
    whores of teleprompter regurgitation?
    ALL SARCASM INTENDED.

  • Joan Camara

    I have a male peacock that came to live with me. Anyone know where I can find a female (peahen)? He cries ever night. I sure hope the bird flu doesn’t reach here in SC. He’s my sweetheart.

    • Johna Yoh

      Check out United Peafowl Association.

      You may check with my group “Country Critter Folks” on Facebook, some of us raise peafowl. I am without at moment, but will have some come Fall.

  • GetReal4U2

    another sign…the end times are very near…

  • Annoyingandlovingit

    rationing.

  • Anni Mock

    They are being CULLED – not KILEED by the flu

    All done by design ~

    I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord. –Zephaniah 1:3

  • stephen www.graceloveobey.com

    The price of eggs where I live, southern colorado, have more than doubled.

    Seriously considering on getting some chickens as the cost is lower than buying from the store.