Sunday, September 28, 2008

DNA tests show chicken as major source of food poisoning

Farmed animals like cattle and chicken are the major sources of food poisoning caused by a type of bacterium called Campylobacter jejuni, according to results of new DNA tests which appear on September 26 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.

C. jejuni is responsible for more cases of gastroenteritis in the developed countries than any other bacterial pathogen like E. coli, Salmonella, Clostridium, and Listeria combined, The University of Chicago Medical Center says in a press release.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chicken Feet

According to World Poultry magazine, China imports 25,000 tons of chicken feet per month. Now I have to say that the thought of eating chicken feet is a little gross from my point of view. However one of my favorite dishes is squirrel pie so I guess I cant say much about chicken feet.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Michael Jackson thinks that peeling the skin off a chicken makes it organic

Former 'king of pop' Michael Jackson thinks that peeling the skin off a chicken makes it organic, if his close friend David Gest is to be believed. The television producer has revealed that the 'Thriller' star, a huge fan of fast food eatery KFC, thinks that fried chicken can be rid of all unnatural substances by removing its outer layer.

Monday, September 08, 2008

How do you tell when a chicken is happy

How can you tell when a chicken is happy? For that matter, what does happiness mean to a chicken? You can't interview a chicken or even read its facial expression to find out what it's thinking. Like Sherlock Holmes, you have to deduce facts from observation.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Chicken Project

The controversial Chicken Project will continue this fall as part of an ecology class for high school students at Canandaigua Academy in NY despite protests from animal-rights activists

The Chicken Project is a unit offered in the fall semester of Eric Cosman’s ecology class. Launched three years ago, it involves students raising chickens for 10 weeks, then killing and barbecuing them to learn about food production. 59 students are enrolled in the class.