Your Quick Guide to Buying Chicken

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It’s so easy to get tricked into buying the wrong chicken. By the wrong chicken I mean chickens that are raised inhumanly and are not healthy for our bodies.

Many meat companies will advertise their chicken with words like “natural”, “humanly raised”, and “cage free”. Don’t fall for this trap!

Companies with chicken labled with “natural” or “humanly raised” have been caught raising their chickens on factory farms where they are typically raised in areas where they can’t move freely, have no access to natural light, are fed antibiotics and have been bred to be gigantic ( the average chicken in the 1950s was 2 pounds and now they can weigh up to a whopping 9 pounds!)

The term”no added hormones” also fools us and gets us confused with the term “no antibiotics”. When shopping for chicken remember growth hormones are banned from poultry production. “Cage free” also doesn’t mean anything to us because this only applies to chickens raised for egg production. See how these big food corporations are tricking us just to make the big bucks?! So sad.

What to Look for when Buying Chicken:

Animal Welfare Approved

Global Animal Partnership

Certified Humane

Certified Organic

Whenever possible buy from your local farmers and ask how their chickens are raised!

Have a great week!

~Niki

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Your Quick Guide to Buying Chicken

  1. Niki this is a terrific post and I love the picture! You are right, the labels can be confusing! I am lucky I have a friend who has chickens who roam her farm and she brings me the eggs. This may sound crazy but I feel it’s an act of love for those chickens who I know to share their eggs with me to nourish me. It’s a whole different way of mindful eating. Keep up the good work in educating us!!

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