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Chicken nugget conspiracy lawsuits won’t change the cost of food

The cost of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs has increased 5.9 percent since 2020 and more than 15 percent since 2019.

A lawsuit recently filed by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office would have us all believe that is because of a “conspiracy to inflate and manipulate prices” in violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act and Washington antitrust laws.

Despite how things might appea...