Tag Archives: chicken

Chicken feed without antibiotics or growth hormones

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 … Continue reading

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No seeds, no future

Biowatch South Africa shows us a film about agroecology and food sovereignty. ‘We accept maize seeds from the Department of Agriculture, but we don’t plant those GM seeds. We feed them to chickens.’

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Achievements and controversy surrounding rice, vitamins, and GM crops

Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the world’s great staple foods. I recommend Oryza for information about rice. For example, here’s an Oryza article about rice, vitamins, and GM crops.

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Antibiotic Use in Chickens: Responsible for Hundreds of Human Deaths?

Originally posted on Paper to Use:
In the long back and forth between science and agriculture over the source of antibiotic resistance in humans — Due to antibiotic overuse on farms, or in human medicine? — one question has been…

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Opinions on trade across the Pond

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a big deal. It’s a big deal for everybody who relies on the land and sea on either side of the Pond. In this connected world, that means the TTIP is a … Continue reading

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Why not feed insects to other livestock?

Here in Britain, our Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) coordinates PROteINSECT. This is about farming insects (entomoculture) as a source of protein for animal feed. FERA is part of our Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). I’m … Continue reading

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Eggs and bacon: no more battery cages, no more sow stalls

Battery cages and sow stalls were (still are, in some parts of the world) methods of confining farm livestock in tiny cages. Good for the profits, terrible for the animals. This is the kind of thing which leads some people … Continue reading

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