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”
“These 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 at the first place.
These 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. These chickens are raised in filthy cages their whole lives while being mistreated. The chickens are fed corn, drugs, hormones, GMOs and other crap to grow faster and become larger and because of their heavy weight they get crippled or 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, but 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 on 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 chickens diet by food industry on purpose. Studies show a strong correlation between cancer and the amount of arsenic in 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 consuming 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. Well I bet FDA knows that there is surly a limit on how much poison can be tested on human beings.
I have one question for the ones who believe that the use of hormones, chemicals, and GMOs in our food have nothing to do with all the chronic diseases we see every day in a friend, close family member or a neighbor. Our DNA hasn’t changed for the last few decades but our environment has.
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 DNA of chickens but I'm wondering about the large wave of chronic diseases waiting for this new generation of obesity because of these increasing number of chemicals, hormones and GMOs. 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 without it being labelled. Thanks to food industry now our children at the age of 10 are diagnosed with diabetes, plaque buildup in their arteries and many other chronic diseases.