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The Hidden Health Hazards of Eating CAFO Chicken

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  • Over 90 percent of all chicken meat and eggs sold in the US come from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
  • One hidden health hazard of CAFO foods is foodborne illness, which last year alone struck more than 19,000 out of a population of 48 million residents; 38 percent of illnesses were caused by salmonella
  • Drug-resistant infections from contaminated foods are also on the rise. In 2013, the Environmental Working Group found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 39 percent of raw chicken parts

By Dr. Mercola

Despite the well-documented health and environmental hazards, most consumers are still unaware that well over 90 percent of all chicken meat and eggs sold in the US come from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).


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