ENCORE: Big Chicken, Part 1


In "Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats," investigative journalist Maryn McKenna details how high-tech agriculture transformed the old-fashioned backyard chicken into a high-yielding commodity. The price was an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections that now pose a global health threat. Flavor was sacrificed on the altar of profits. Additionally, productivity took precedence over humane considerations. Is there hope that producers will change their ways? How can consumers make prudent choices? What are ways the public can make their voices heard at the checkout counter? Click HERE for part 2.

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