How the Chicken Dominated the American Diet

And why that’s a problem

Photo by William Moreland on Unsplash

RReading Mark Bittman’s fascinating book Animal, Vegetable, Junk the other day, I happened across this disturbing fact: 3/4 of the Earth’s bird biomass is chickens on farms. That’s right: if you weighed all of the birds on this planet, 75% of the weight would come from chickens. We eat nine billion chickens a year in this country. That’s 74 chickens…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard