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by Hannah Leitheiser

Economic Model

#argiculture #chicken #economics

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

Maryn McKenna

2017

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2019-09-30

" 'Growers mortgage farms and homes based on an assumption that the relationship with the poultry company will be long term and mutually beneficial, but what we get is an agreement with no security at all' " - Maryn McKenna, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats (2017)

Poultry appears lead industrialized ag. To get chicks, your barns must be inspected and found satisfactory; new requirements added at any time. You buy our feed, we pay you for the bird's increase in weight. Even if the problem was our chicks, any dead birds are your loss. Pollution, regulations -- that's for you to manage.

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