Are Slower Growing Chickens Better?

February 9, 2017 Alison Van Eenennaam 0

“In all, the impact of adopting slow growing birds is a 34% increase in feed per lb prime meat, a 40% increase in gallons of water and a 53% increase in the manure per bird marketed, and a 49% increase in costs per bird marketed.”

And to what end is this big step backwards in terms of sustainability being undertaken? Theoretically for animal welfare. But what is absent in this discussion is – why slower growing = better welfare?

Chipotle, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

April 27, 2016 Marc Brazeau 0

When Chipotle announced they were not extending paid sick days to hourly employees last year, there were some who suggested that they might pay a price in food safety. As they post big losses following a series of disease outbreaks, that strategy does indeed look penny wise and pound foolish.

SNAP Judgements

May 3, 2015 Marc Brazeau 0

Earlier last month news hit that a Republican state legislator in Missouri had introduced a bill that would limit SNAP (food stamp) recipients from using […]

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