Today’s broilers (*CHICKENS*) have been bred to reach market weight in six weeks—twice as fast as their 1940s counterparts. This rapid growth rate has brought an increasing incidence of diseases that cause suffering, such as ascites and painful skeletal deformities. To avoid problems of reproduction and lameness associated with obesity, broilers used for breeding are severely feed restricted.
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on May. 4, 2010
In 1948, when the Vantress breed was developed, they didn't have the DNA technology that we have now. I've been told they were developed by mixing turkeys and chickens but I'm not sure of the truth of that statement. Here's a link:Â http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe50s/crops_09.html
I'm not going to disagree that there are many things that are not exactly what they should be. We do raise quite a bit of our own food and we know what goes into/on it.Â
I know that poultry sold in the stores is usually injected with a saline (and who knows what else) solution to enhance its flavor. Vegetables and fruits are sprayed with chemicals to keep them from withering.Â MSG is added to many frozen meals.Â How many people have actually eaten REAL food? The taste can be quite different.
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