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Tag: chickens

How to Host a Vegetarian or Vegan During the Holidays

With approximately 9 million vegetarians and vegans in the U.S., chances are that many families will be hosting an herbivore sometime during the holiday season. It should be a no-brainerβ€”just use soy milk in your mashed potatoes, leave the ham out of the green beans, and use margarine in place of butter. Easy, right?

Got the Flu? 2 Reasons to Put Down That Chicken Soup!

If your mom was like mine, she gave you the same home remedies when you came down with a cold or the flu: a warm blanket and a bowl of chicken soup. Mom is usually right, of course, but you might want to think twice about that chicken soup when you’re choosing flu-fighting foods.

Antibiotics in Chicken linked to Bladder Infections

Antibiotics are ubiquitous in factory farming. Thanks to incredibly confined cages and horrific living conditions, animals in factory farms are more prone to infection. On top of that, factory farming facilities often pump animals full of antibiotics because this practice makes them grow larger. Chickens are no exception when it comes to overuse of antibiotics, and new research shows a link between antibiotics in chicken and the superbugs causing bladder infections in humans that are becoming more and more difficult to treat.

Georgia Right to Grow Act

Five Georgia legislators have introduced the β€œGeorgia Right to Grow Act”, intended to protect the right of Georgians to grow food crops and raise chickens and rabbits for home consumption. [ … ]

Small-scale Farming in Wales

Last week, I went on a trip to Northern Wales and stayed on a small farm. Although I knew the ultimate fates of the animals there, I have to say, as far as farm animals go, they had a pretty good life, so I wondered, why isn’t it like this everywhere?