Posts Tagged ‘Industrial Agriculture’

It might seem self-serving of us to pass on scary news about factory farming such as “Arizona Uranium Feared to Be Contaminating U.S. Beef Supply.” So today, we thought we would share more positive news. We read an article in the New York Times yesterday that says U.S. factory farms are helping consumers relieve their fatigue, headaches and congestion by routinely feeding caffeine, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to the chickens that end up in our supermarkets. Chinese factory farms are doing even better. They feed fluoxetine (Prozac) to chicken to help consumers relieve the stress of all the scary news we read. U.S. factory farms also add arsenic to chicken feed, although we can’t figure out how that helps anyone. We have to point out that Steve Normanton’s chickens eat certified organic pasture plus certified organic chicken feed, which contains no medications whatsoever, so our customers will have to find other ways to relieve their cold symptoms, fatigue, and depression.

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