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Chicken Factory Farms Are Shocking
What does Prozac, Benadryl, Tylenol, caffeine have to do with chicken nuggets, chicken in your grocery store, poultry in general?
In a recent John Hopkins study, this is what they found chicken factory farms were feeding the birds. The chicken farms are the huge industrial enterprises that mass produce chickens to consume, like Tyson foods, for one. The findings actually shocked those doing the study because they were only looking for the effects of the common use of antibiotics in chickens. The study did conclude that the items noted seemed to be harmless because of the small amounts used.
Chicken farms use arsenic to reduce infections and make the skin appear pink, however some findings produced Cipro, an illegal antibiotic because using breeds superbugs that can infect humans. Prozac was found in poultry coming from China (always read what country the food came from). Benadryl was used to calm chickens down as farmers found that a stressed chicken actually creates tough meat to eat. As for the caffeine, this is used to keep them awake, why? The less time to sleep the more time to eat making for nice fat birds to kill for human consumption.
Hey, I did not make this up! The study showed that 9 out of 10 chickens from the farms contained arsenic. Now, before you blame the farmers actually speading out the feed, usually the feed is proprietary and the contents are not listed, so, when the farmers found out, they, like us, were shocked. When the study was used to confront the US Poultry Association, they had no comment.
Those involved in the study state the more they research large food production of animals, the more likely they will buy organic meat, just to be safe, because no one really knows what, if any impact it may have on people.
Industrial food production is scary.