Genetically Modified Chickens
In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants, I’m going to talk about genetically modified chickens.
“Chickens or turkeys have often broken legs or wings because they are shoved into SMALL CAGES OR TRUCKS with little or no food and water”
“Chicken are GENETICALLY MODIFIED with hormones, carcinogens, GMOs, corn pills, arsenic and drugs so they become LARGER FASTER and as a result they often CRIPPLE under their own weights”
“Most chickens or turkeys suffer with ammonia, bronchitis, weakened immune system, failed organs or respiratory problems during their short lives of 6 weeks until they get slaughtered”
“One out of three kids born after the year 2000 is OBESE. Consuming all these hormones, drugs, antibiotics, GMOs and carcinogens have caused chronic diseases including obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes”.
What Happened to our Chickens?
Since the loss of family farm lands by consolidation of larger land holders, most livestock are being mistreated in the worst pathetic inhumane conditions. The food industry is very well aware that if people knew what they are eating, they wouldn’t want to eat it in the first place.
For marketing purposes, food companies have the images of healthy and happy livestock on the cover of their products, but the reality could not be any further than the truth. Conventional chickens are raised in filthy cages their whole lives while being mistreated. The chickens are fed GMO corn, drugs, hormones, and other crap in order to grow faster and become larger. Because of their heavy weight, most conventional chickens get crippled and suffer from all kinds of diseases like bronchitis, ammonia, weakened immune system, respiratory problems or organ failures. These chickens are also fed all kinds of drugs that have arsenic and antibiotics. Keep in mind that what the food industry doesn’t want you to know is that based on the Consumer Reports, two thirds of chickens in the grocery stores are contaminated with arsenic, dangerous bacteria or salmonella.
Even lately FDA finally came out clean about this issue and admitted that chickens in the US contain arsenic. Arsenic is a toxic chemical that causes cancer or even death in high dosages. Consumers should know that arsenic is added to the diet of chickens by the food industry on purpose. Studies show a strong correlation between cancer and the amount of arsenic found in the human body. The truth is that chickens we buy at the grocery store contain all kinds of hormones, antibiotics, arsenic, GMOs and carcinogens.
In August 2010, FDA raided Rawsome grocery store in California where people bought raw milk and fresh products. They poured down all the raw milk and fresh fruits and vegetables down the drain. It seems like FDA is more concerned about raw milk than the increasing number of hormones, GMOs and toxic additives in our food supply. With all the health consequences of arsenic and other heavy metals in our food and water, FDA still claims that low level of arsenic in chickens is safe for human consumption.
Apparently there is a limit on how much poison can be tested on human beings:
How could the rate of obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes go drastically up in just few decades if our DNA hasn’t changed since then? I'm not necessary suggesting that use of chemicals and hormones is changing the DNA of chickens but I'm wondering about the large wave of chronic diseases waiting for this generation of obese people We consume meat full of hormones and chemicals and don't even notice that the fish in our plate is FDA approved genetically modified salmon (grown in ONLY 2 weeks) because of companies like Monsanto that spend $46 million to hide GMOs in our food supply.