Robert Carter farms chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) in California. He’s not impressed by feed additives which make the birds grow fast. This is no way to produce meat that’s healthy for people to eat, says Mr Carter. So he invented chicken pellets without growth hormones or antibiotics. His company, Nikoya Food, seeks crowdfunding ‘to complete development of the next-generation poultry feeds designed to replace chemical based feeds dependence.’
I hope Nikoya Food will grow into a successful chicken-feed supplier. With the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated, I think that our European farmers might soon buy this feed. Europeans’ concerns about the TTIP include our rejection of hormonal growth promoters and antibiotic growth promoters.