Arsenic (and More) in Chicken

A while back, I highlighted a report about arsenic in chicken. It’s fed to chickens because it makes their flesh an appetizing shade of pink. I don’t care that the levels are low: arsenic is poison and I’m not going to knowingly ingest any amount of it. I certainly won’t feed it to my babies.

According to this article by Nicholas Kristof in yesterday’s New York Times, arsenic isn’t the only contaminant in chickens. Scientists have found caffeine, active ingredients of Tylenol and Benadryl, and banned antibiotics in chickens on factory farms.

There are so many things wrong with this scenario that my head spins. I’ll focus on one thing: my family will NEVER eat a conventionally raised chicken again.

 

 

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