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Taiwan consumers scramble to find eggs as commodity prices surge

Farmers can no longer afford now-expensive grains and rising logistics costs

The island has seen a shortage of eggs in recent months. (Source photo by Lauly Li and Reuters)

TAIPEI -- Mary Hu, a clothing shop owner in Taipei and mother of three, refused to throw away five cracked eggs, using them to make a big bowl of fried rice for lunch.

"How can I throw them away?" she gasped. "Do you have any idea how hard it is to buy eggs now?"

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