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    U.S. Food Consumption: Egg intake has decreased 23% since 1970


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    Wednesday, June 09, 2004 11:16 am Email this article
    From 1970 to 1997, U.S. intake of eggs decreased 23 percent per person, from 309 eggs to 239 eggs per person according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.                                                        

    Eggs

    U.S. Consumption per person from 1970-1997

    Year
    Eggs
    % Change since 1970
    1970
    309 eggs
    NA
    1980
    271 eggs
    -12%
    1990
    234 eggs
    -24%
    1997
    239 eggs
    -23%

    REFERENCE

    Putnam JJ, Allshouse JE. Food consumption, prices, and expenditures, 1970-97. Statistical Bulletin No. 965, 1999 April, Table 1. http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/sb965/

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