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Time To Stop Lacing Our Chicken Feed With Arsenic?

First Posted: 03/ 4/2011 10:53 am Updated: 05/25/2011 6:35 pm


As a jaded observer of the meat industry, even I'm flummoxed by this fact: It's standard practice on factory chicken farms to dose those unfortunate birds with arsenic. The idea is that it makes them grow faster -- fast growth being the supreme goal of factory animal farming -- and helps control a common intestinal disease called coccidiosis.
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