The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken

An investigator went under cover and brought back disturbing video from a farm growing those famous birds.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #chickens, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #factory-farming, #mercy-for-animals, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

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Thank You, Dr. Fauci

Readers cite his professionalism, patriotism and courage. Also: The emoluments clause and Donald Trump; children and screen time; girls and sanitary products; French justice for a rooster.

#chickens, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emoluments-clause, #fauci-anthony-s, #france, #menstruation, #rooster, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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French Roosters Now Crow With the Law Behind Them

After a series of high-profile disputes in rural areas, the French Parliament has passed a bill that enshrines countryside smells and sounds as protected national heritage.

#agriculture-and-farming, #chickens, #france, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #noise, #smells-and-odors

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Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First

The approval for a U.S. start-up’s “cultured chicken” product is a small victory for the nascent laboratory meat industry. Less clear is whether other countries will follow Singapore’s lead.

#chickens, #eat-just, #factory-farming, #food, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #meat, #singapore, #start-ups

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How Caring for Backyard Chickens Stretched My Emotional Muscles

We felt that we loved our pets, but did “love” really apply to them?

#animal-behavior, #chickens

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3 Visitors Banned From Yellowstone After Cooking Chickens in Hot Spring

It is illegal to touch or throw objects into hot springs or other hydrothermal features at the park, officials said.

#chickens, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

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Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices

The Justice Department said the company helped fix the price of chicken and passed the cost to consumers.

#chickens, #justice-department, #penn-jayson, #pilgrims-pride-corp, #poultry, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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How a Restaurateur and Activist Spends Her Sundays

When she has free time, Claire Sprouse makes a point of supporting small local businesses, since she runs one herself.

#chickens, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #gardens-and-gardening, #hunky-dory-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #sprouse-claire, #sustainable-living

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What’s Mightier Than the Coronavirus? A Freshly Killed Chicken

How Hong Kong’s food culture has adapted to epidemic after epidemic, fending off disease while saving its favorite dishes, and its soul.

#avian-influenza, #beijing-china, #bubonic-plague, #chickens, #china, #chopsticks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #food, #great-britain, #guangdong-province-china, #hong-kong, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #influenza, #plague, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rabies, #restaurants, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #smallpox, #tables, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #wuhan-china

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One Man’s Plea to His City Council: Rename Boneless Wings

“Nothing about boneless chicken wings actually comes from the wing of a chicken,” he told the Lincoln, Neb., council. “We’ve been living a lie for far too long.”

#ander-christensen, #chickens, #city-councils, #lincoln-neb, #restaurants

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You Probably Won’t Catch the Coronavirus From Frozen Food

Reports that the virus was detected in a trans-continental shipment of frozen chicken wings sparked concerns online. But experts aren’t worried.

#chickens, #containers-and-packaging, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #your-feed-healthcare

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Last Testament of Maurice, Famous French Rooster

Cultivate your garden. That never disappoints.

#chickens, #france, #sun

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Pilgrim’s Pride Chief Executive Is Accused of Price Fixing

The charges are the first in a Justice Department investigation involving several other major chicken producers.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #chickens, #perdue-farms-inc, #pilgrims-pride-corp, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sanderson-farms-inc, #tyson-foods-inc

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Glorious Chicken on the Grill

The hardest meat to grill can also be the best if it’s prepared and cooked properly. Here are the basic principles to follow.

#chickens, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #grilling-cooking, #summer-season

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Your Chicken Is No Longer Pink. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe to Eat.

Next time you cook chicken, don’t rely on the color of the meat to tell you if it’s cooked enough to avoid food poisoning.

#bacteria, #chickens, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #home-appliances, #langsrud-solveig, #meat, #plos-one-journal, #research, #salmonella-bacteria, #your-feed-science

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Chickens Are Killed by Delaware Plant as Workers Are Depleted by Covid-19

An industry group said nearly 2 million chickens were “depopulated” at the plant’s farms in Delaware and Maryland because of staffing challenges from illness and quarantines.

#agriculture-and-farming, #chickens, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delaware, #maryland, #poultry, #tyson-foods-inc, #tyson-john-h

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