Plucked the truth about chicken

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plucked the truth about chicken

Plucked!: The Truth About Chicken by Maryn McKenna

This is an important book. You cant understand the radical cheapening of food, with all its unpleasant effects, for farm animals and our most cherished rural landscapes, until you begin to understand the industrialisation of chicken. Industrial chicken is now displacing many more sustainable farming systems, driving them out of business. This book explains how that happened and why we should all be worried about it and demand change James Rebanks, author of The Shepherds Life

Plucked! examines everything that has gone wrong in the modern agricultural system: overuse of antibiotics, threats to the environment, violations of animal welfare, destruction of farming communities, disruption of international trade and delivery of over-processed, obesity-promoting, nutritionally hollow food.

Drawing on years of research into the big chicken industry, acclaimed science writer Maryn McKenna uncovers the people searching for solutions and seeking to return chicken to a sustainable and honoured place on our plate and asking whether, with reform, chicken can safely feed the world. Rich with characters who together propelled the story of chickens unintended consequences, Plucked! will reveal how the antibiotic era created modern agriculture. It is an eye-opening exploration of how the worlds most popular meat came to define so much more than just chicken nuggets.

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You can't understand the radical cheapening of food, with all its unpleasant effects, for farm animals and our most cherished rural landscapes, until you begin to understand the industrialisation of chicken. Industrial chicken is now displacing many more sustainable farming systems, driving them out of business.
Maryn McKenna

Plucked!: The Truth About Chicken

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M aryn McKenna is the author of Big Chicken read our extract here : a look at how antibiotics fueled the rise of chicken from occasional treat to everyday protein source, regardless of what it does to our health. She speaks to Lucky Rock. LR: Before the s, chickens were kept for egg laying and were rarely served at the dinner table. How did chicken become such a big industry? MM : The chickens we eat now are not what chickens used to be like. To me, the most important thing that happened is that we fed them antibiotics routinely. It dates back to the late s, the beginning of the antibiotic era.

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A real-life thriller. With vivid story-telling and forensic research, McKenna uncovers the hidden consequences of chicken becoming America's favourite meat. The same conditions that enable tiny chicks to become oven-ready in just 42 days are also helping to squander the medical miracle of antibiotics.

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Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders. Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Maryn McKenna makes this challenge personal and compelling, illustrating how antibiotic resistance has been developing, why we should care, and what we should all demand to address it -- Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust A must-read for anyone who cares about the quality of food and the welfare of animals -- Mark Bittman, author of How To Cook Everything A modern Upton Sinclair, Maryn McKenna explains how our food is actually produced today. A most important book! Maryn McKenna's account of the profit-driven politics that allowed widespread antibiotic resistance should be required reading for anyone who cares about food and health -- Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics A real-life thriller.

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