Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Funky Chicken Alert: Tyson Having Fowl Issues

Tyson made the environmental news feed twice today. Initially for a strain of bird flu that was found in chickens at its Arkansas plant and again for a no longer claiming chickens branded as antibiotic free were actually antibiotic free, because they weren't. To be fair the story is that the mistake was made by the USDA and it was not the intent of Tyson to deceive consumers. Hey, maybe if you cook the chicken long enough you will kill all of the bad stuff. Riiight. The good news is that news like this will encourage us to be more conscious about what is really in our food. Read and understand labels, research the brands that you buy, grow more of your own, buy local, ask questions, eat as much organic as affordable and buy unprocessed food.

Want to learn more about what you are eating? Two good reads, "The Hundred-Year Lie: How to Protect Yourself from the Chemicals That Are Destroying Your Health" by Randall Fitzgerald and "real food: What to Eat and Why" by Nina Planck.

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