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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

The Chicken of Tomorrow

#chicken #agriculture

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Maryn McKenna

2017

Link

2019-09-29

Rather than try to create a fancy graphic, I'll refer to the link. The modern broiler -- or meat chicken -- is a feat of artificial selection, a post-war triumph, a stave against human hunger, an animal welfare disaster, an incubator for antibiotic resistant germs. Take your pick, I guess.

Legal Disclaimer: totally safe.

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