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Bird Flu

Posted on May 2, 2015 READ MORE

Moyan_Brenn (CC BY 2.0)

Cheap Chicken Is Making You Sick

Chicken is a staple food in most American homes and is by far the most popular meat purchased in the country. And yet, when nearly 50 million people fall ill each year due to tainted food, poultry tends to be the main culprit.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 READ MORE

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Bird Is Not the Word in New USDA Rules

The Obama administration is set to dramatically reduce the USDA’s oversight of the nation’s poultry slaughterhouses while allowing companies to speed up their kill lines.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 READ MORE

AP / Schalk van Zuydam

Dueling Presidents in Ivory Coast

In an electoral equivalent of the game of chicken taken to the extreme, two candidates for the Ivory Coast presidency have both sworn themselves in, claiming the post for their own and sparking a major political crisis in the West African country.

Posted on Dec 4, 2010 READ MORE

Wikimedia Commons / Simon Wedege

Bolivian President Says Frankenfood Threatens Men’s Manhood

Bolivian President Evo Morales sure has some fanciful notions about nutrition. While it’s certainly possible that, say, hormone-laced chicken might cause certain side effects, Morales declared with scientific certainty ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 21, 2010 READ MORE


The Cancer-Fighting Chickens of Edinburgh

The same research lab that cloned Dolly the sheep has found a way to produce cancer-fighting proteins in genetically modified chicken eggs. Although practical treatments could be years off, the process promises to reduce the cost and complexity of generating cancer medicine.

Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE

Jabari Asim: ‘Fry That Chicken’

Asim examines a hot internet video for the potency of its racist content, and wonders why a black entertainer would make a music video that is more racist than “Birth of a Nation.”

Posted on Oct 8, 2006 READ MORE

US and Venezuela fight over chicken
Illustration by Peter Scheer

U.S.-Venezuela Relations Go Fowl

Tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela took a bizarre turn this week after Venezuelan authorities confiscated diplomatic cargo headed for the American Embassy in Caracas and accused Washington of smuggling.  Included in the shipment were parts for ejector seats and 176 pounds of chicken.

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE

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