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Egg crisis lingers – Some countries prevent import of Kuwaiti eggs

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Agricultural expert Muhammad Al-Fareeh stressed the need for Ministry of Commerce and Industry to intervene in putting an end to the losses that local egg farmers and national egg companies suffer, reports Al-Qabas daily.

He revealed that they sell eggs at cost price or sometimes lesser in the markets and cooperative societies, indicating that one carton of eggs used to be sold to the cooperative societies for KD 10, but the cost recently fell to KD 4-5.

Al-Fareeh explained that poultry and eggs are the best source of protein from the vegetable food source. Eggs meet all protein needs of citizens and residents of Kuwait, and the surplus is exported to the neighboring countries.

He indicated that the decline in the price of local eggs is because some countries prevent the import of Kuwaiti eggs for certain reasons, and instead import eggs from four countries – Turkey, Ukraine, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia – for cheap prices. Al-Fareeh explained that there is no law to protect the industry in the country.

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