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Factory Farmed Chicken May Be Cheap, But the Ultimate Price You Pay Is High

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  • Demand for food at cheaper prices has dramatically altered the entire food chain
  • As a result, food production revolves around efficiency—the ability to produce more for less
  • Tens of billions of animals worldwide are crammed into confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), where they are tortured in crowded, unhealthy, unsanitary, and cruel conditions
  • The failures of the factory farm model reveal that it’s virtually impossible to mass-produce clean, safe, optimally nutritious foods at rock bottom prices
  • To prevent the inevitable spread of disease from stress, overcrowding, and an unnatural diet, the animals are routinely fed antibiotics
  • Antibiotics used in livestock pose a direct threat to human health, and contaminate the environment

By Dr. Mercola

Demand for food at cheaper prices has dramatically altered the entire food chain. Today, food production revolves around efficiency—the ability to produce more for less.


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