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Do you still eat chickens? There’s never been a better time to consider ditching birds from your diet. New reports find ridiculous levels of bacterial contamination in chicken meat, including many antibiotic resistant strains. Both organic and conventionally raised birds were found to be riddled with potentially dangerous bacteria, calling USDA practices into serious question and providing abundant inspiration for alternate sandwich-ingredient exploration.
76 people have fallen ill with a strain of salmonella traced back to live poultry from a hatchery in Missouri. More than a third of those fallen ill are children under the age of ten.
The controversial and recently expanded HACCP Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) moves poultry plants towards less regulation and increased line speeds. Consumer advocate and Food & Water Watch lobbyist Tony Corbo requested the opportunity to work in a HIMP facility, to gain understanding of the new (self)regulatory process and how it effects our food supply. The National Chicken Council denied Corbo’s request last Friday: they greatly prefer no transparency at all, please and thank you! Anyone surprised?
If you’re like me you are constantly ending up with leftover wine. Since I am loathe to pour my leftover wine down the drain, the bottles tend to accumulate. Here are some tips for using leftover wine and a fabulous recipe for Zinfandel Chicken Marbella.
Tyson Injects and Feeds Antibiotics into “Raised without Antibiotics” Labeled Chicken The second largest chicken producer in the United States has been lying to consumers. Tyson Foods has been claiming chicken as “Raised without Antibiotics” that has been injected with drugs before hatching. Tyson has been tricking Americans and bending USDA rules about truthful labeling […]
Urban Agriculturalist is a series on the ways city and suburb dwellers use their land as a food resource. Behold Gallus Domesticus, the backyard chicken and latest slow food phenomenon. Traumatized by images of chicken warehouses, disgusted by food recalls and perhaps even longing for animal companionship, urban dwellers are becoming enthusiastic chicken owners. Urban […]