Rising food costs

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Rising food costs


A customer shops for fresh eggs at a large discount chain in central Seoul on Tuesday. Due to an outbreak of avian influenza, the prices of fresh eggs and chicken are rising. According to the Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation, the retail prices of chicken rose from 5,800 won ($5.18) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) earlier this month to 5,905 won on Monday. The retail price of a tray of 30 eggs was 7,931 won. [YONHAP]

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