Why is handling raw chicken more harmful today than in days past?
Can someone please tell me why handling raw chicken today is so harmful, when years ago we never even heard of any harmful side effects? I don't ever remember taking the precautions I do these days. What are they doing to chicken these days?
I believe it's because of the poor factory conditions of the chicken. When kept in small cages for extended periods of time, fecal diseases make their way into the final product. Plus, all of the hormones and preservatives aren't helping the situation. These side effects are the result of mass producing animal products.
Food/farming company's are now putting more chemicals in there food to make it last longer were also having more allergies now a day because the company's are putting in more chemicals to make the food look better and make more tasty but it causes more problems.
Well, currently chickens are being sent to China to be butchered and then sent back to America. Do you really think that all of the chickens will survive the trip? no. Do you think the Chinese will dispose of the dead chickens? No. They will be process along with the live chickens. Make sure you check the label on the chicken for Process in America or Process in China. The FDA will only make a yearly visit to the Chinese processing plants and the Chinese do not have the same health codes that America does.
I believe it is due to the overuse of antibiotics. The germs and infections that used to be harmless are becoming "super bugs" as they become resistant to antibiotics. Speak with your dollars and buy organic, hormone and antibiotics free and free-range meats whenever possible. This goes for all meats you buy, eventually the producers will need to change their tactics to be healthier for everyone or go out of business.
It is because we have such poor immune systems these days. FDR contracted polio when nobody else did because most people had relatively poor sanitation and had immunity to polio. He had always been kept extremely clean ,so when a nasty germ came around his immune system immediately failed. I do know people who got food poisoning from chicken, but that was because they didn't cook it long enough. Cook your food and don't worry.