• 'A chicken worth eating tastes like a chicken that had a life worth living'

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Maryn McKenna, author of Big Chicken, tells Lucy Rock how antibiotics created modern agriculture, changed the way we eat and gave rise to deadly superbugs
    Extract: read this and you may never eat chicken again Maryn McKenna is the author of Big Chicken : a look at how antibiotics fueled the rise of chicken from occasional treat to everyday protein source, regardless of what it does to our health. She speaks to Lucky Rock. LR: Before the 1940s, chickens were kept for egg laying and were rarely served at the dinner table. How did chicken become such a big industry?
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  • Read this and you may never eat chicken again

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven stories above the mayor's offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de la Bastille - the spot where the French revolution sparked political change that transformed the world - is a 10-minute walk down a narrow street that threads between student nightclubs and Chinese fabric wholesalers. Twice a week, hundreds of Parisians crowd down it, heading to the marché de...
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