Big Chicken

Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Book - 2017
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"In this eye-opening exposé, health journalist and National Geographic contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity - and human health threat - uncovering the ways we can make our favorite meat safer again. McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: from the farm where it's raised directly to your dinner table. Consumed more than any other meat in the United States, chicken is emblematic of today's mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health. Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming, documenting how and why "wonder drugs" revolutionized the way the world eats - and not necessarily for the better."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2017
Branch Call Number: 363.1926 M155b
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 24 cm

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