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Battery Hens Could Receive Matrix-Style Life Enhancement Technology

Of all the intensively-farmed creatures, battery hens probably have the worst deal when it comes to quality of life, but science may have provided a technological answer to provide an enhanced quality of life for these birds.

Public concern has prompted a slow trend towards more "free range" farming, but for millions of...
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Antibiotics in Food May Finally be Over

Change IS possible: Faced with the news that a class of antibiotics previously banned by the US government for poultry production is...
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What's in that Chicken?

You don't want to know: A new study found evidence suggesting that a class of antibiotics previously banned by the US government for poultry production is still in use. And there are other strange things besides antibiotics in our chicken as well: Poultry on factory farms are routinely fed caffeine, active ingredients in the over-the-counter...
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What about OUR Food?

Milk may be dangerous in Japan, but are fish and chicken safe for US to eat? They're great diet foods, and fish is usually very healthy (...
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Dangerous Bacteria in Popular Chicken Brands

A whopping 96% of Tyson and 43% of Perdue chickens have beenfound to contain the dangerous drug-resistant bacteriaCampylobacter while only 5% Eberle and 13% of Bell and Evanschickens showed signs of the presence of the bacterium.

According to researchers at the Johns Hopkins BloombergSchool of Public Health, this is likely due to the...

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Richard Wool, of the University of Delaware, thinks chickenfeathers will make better microchips than silicon. Wool andhis colleagues at the university's ACRES project (AffordableComposites from Renewable Sources) are trying to find newways to use natural and waste materials.

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Mad Cow Chicken?

Fears that the infectious prion proteins that cause Mad Cow Disease could be present in chicken fillets have been raised after bovine (cow) protein was found in breast fillets tested by the Irish Food Safety Authority (FSAI). The tests were done after a report by the U.K. Food Standards Agency warned that pig proteins had been used to increase...

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Playing Chicken With Our Health

Marian Burros, in the February 10 issue of the New York Times, reports that the poultry industry has quietly cut back on its use of antibiotics in chicken feed. Public health and consumer groups have been demanding this for years, since it contributes to the growing resistance to antibiotics that fight disease-causing bacteria in humans.

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