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French people each eat an average of 230 eggs per year, some from free-range chickens but the majority from battery-farmed birds. But since Jan. 1, battery farming of chickens has been made illegal, under European law. That's led to a rise in prices, which some see as long overdue, but which has put others out of business.

French people each eat an average of 230 eggs per year, some from free-range chickens but the majority from battery-farmed birds. But since the 1st January, battery farming of chickens has been made illegal, under European law. That's led to a rise in prices, which some see as long overdue, but which has put others out of business.



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