forty percent of the world’s land surface is now used to feed chickens, pigs and cattle, not people. Increasingly governments and environmental groups say such inefficient land use and extreme meat consumption is not sustainable. US factory farms largely elude pollution regulations yet hydrogen sulfide from manure lagoons is linked to respiratory problems, seizures and worse and nitrates, found in drinking water near hog factories, are linked to blue baby syndrome and spontaneous abortions."
Eggs: Choose "free-run" rather than "organic",? one from a pastured chicken which ran around outside, ate grubs, took dust-baths and enjoyed all the other pleasures of chicken life. The one on the right came from a farm that there are no guarantee at all that its chickens ever see the light of day. Indeed, it’s very likely that they remain in a shed their entire lives. eye opening?
3 Dirty Chicken Facts Exposed - Learn about what is *really* in your chicken. "News of these dangers is going mainstream, too. In a recent New York Times column, Nicholas Kristof outlined the dangers of the industrial poultry system, saying, 'I used to be skeptical of organic, but the more reporting I do on our food supply, the more I want my own family eating organic—just to be safe.' "
"Our youngest son is being married soon, and the rehearsal dinner will be held in our large side yard in the country. It’s ignited a frantic attempt to bring our log cabin and yard up to Idaho standards, which means taking down the chicken wire around the old chicken run, slashing a path through the weeds that have wandered over from the neighboring pasture, and spreading a truckload of bark over the dry hillside." Slightly Obsessed #157 "Eyes Wide Open" @cmaddict