Plants make up 82% of the total biomass of Earth. Of all the mammals on Earth, 96% are livestock and humans, only 4% are wild mammals. Of all the birds on Earth, 70% are chicken and poultry, 30% are wild birds. The total biomass of the human race accounts for just 0.01% of all life on Earth. theguardian.com/environme…
Rotisserie chickens are often cheaper than whole raw chickens because grocery stores use them to bring more people into the store and also they are often made with poultry that is about to reach its best by date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
You're more likely to get Salmonella by rinsing your turkey and other poultry before cooking it. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The biomass of domesticated poultry is about three times higher than that of wild birds. theguardian.com/commentis…
Today I learned of De Coquinaria, by Apicius, the oldest fully extant cookbook from ancient Rome. It's organised much like a modern cookbook, with sections for poultry, sea-food, wines, and a section for gourmet recipes. It includes a recipe for stuffed doormouse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Api…
Poultry farming is associated with 9 times higher pancreatic cancer risk pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
That ostrich meat is red meat unlike other poultry. It is closer too beef than it is chicken. animals.howstuffworks.com…
l, the invention of artificial refrigeration 1904, and various poultry raising techniques eggs were seasonal to the majority of the population. Farmers used various feed/light methods to trick hens into thinking it was spring and laying eggs year-round. Today eggs are a staple of most diets. daily.jstor.org/when-refr…
Today I learned that you should not wash your chicken or poultry after getting it from the store. Raw chicken may have bacteria on them but you'll kill them when cooking your food. But by washing your chicken you are can splash these bacteria around your kitchen and even making them airborne. youtube.com/watch?v=6BP6L…
Poultry farmers and people that have chickens use a technique called "Egg Candling" to determine whether or not an egg has been fertilized and is developing a viable chick. wikihow.life/Candle-an-Eg…
The famous "Chicken Ranch" brothel is so named because they implemented a "poultry standard" to lure in customers during the Great Depression, charging one chicken for each sexual act en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Our planet is overrun with chickens. Domesticated poultry – mostly chickens – have a total biomass about three times greater than all wild bird species combined. theguardian.com/commentis…
Poultry Producers inject water into chickens so they weigh more and β€˜taste better’ premierfoodsgroup.com/pre…
According to the USDA, grilled cheese and PBJ are not sandwiches. A sandwich is "a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun, or a biscuit." mentalfloss.com/article/5…
We have words for meat (e.g. beef; veal; mutton; pork; venison; poultry) but also the animal (e.g. cow; calf; sheep, etc) because the meat was mostly consumed by French speaking Norman nobility (conquered England 1066 AD) whereas the commoners who raised the livestock used the original words. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Thylacine (aka Tasmanian Tigers), which were hunted to extinction because people believed to them to prey on farmers' sheep and poultry, had jaws so weak that they couldn't kill anything larger than a possum. science.nbcnews.com/_news…
Most of the modern global poultry industry relies on a single breed of chicken from a farm in Connecticut that won the national "Chicken of Tomorrow" competition in the late 1940s and early 1950s. iatp.org/blog/201303/how-…
Arsenic has routinely been fed to poultry because it causes the chickens to gain weight faster and it also protects them from parasitic infections. mcgill.ca/oss/article/sci…
Almost all chickens eaten today come from the winner of the 1948 'Chicken of Tomorrow' Contest whose genetics now dominate poultry farms worldwide. modernfarmer.com/2014/05/…
When the United States started taxing tires imported from China, China retaliated by taxing chicken feet imported from the United States, costing American poultry farmers $1 billion in sales. washingtonpost.com/world/…
Slaughterhouses and meat processing plants require poultry with a white or very light undercolor to produce carcasses without the typical "hair", which colored chickens have, that necessitates singeing after plucking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Von Miller majored in Poultry Sciences and runs his own chicken farm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von…
I learnt of the 1962 Chicken War, in which Germany, France and 4 other countries imposed tarrif on cheap American poultry. In retaliation US levied tariffs on trucks, brandy from West German trucks, French cognac and Dutch potato products among others. nytimes.com/1964/01/10/ar…
The famed "Chicken Ranch" brothel in Texas gained it's name because the madame implemented the "poultry standard" during the great depression. Clients could receive one sexual act in exchange for a chicken. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Human Rights Watch released a 175 page report documenting human rights violations in the US meat and poultry industries hrw.org/news/2005/01/24/a…
Stuffing made in a pan outside of cooked poultry is called 'dressing' and if made inside the fowl, it's called 'stuffing.' butterball.com/how-tos/st…
:In 2011, 80 percent of all antibiotics sold by weight in the United States were used for meat and poultry production. washingtonpost.com/blogs/…
In the USA, it's legal to give growth hormones to beef cattle, but not to dairy cows, veal calves, pigs, or poultry. fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/…
There's different types of chickens, one of them being the brahma chicken which is referred as the "King of all poultry" and can weigh up to 14 lbs for hens and 18 lbs for cocks livestockconservancy.org/…
The USDA classifies rabbits as poultry rabbitadvocacy.com/usda_c…
The USDA recommends not washing meat and poultry before cooking it because bacteria could spread to other foods and surfaces fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/…
There used to be a candy bar called the "Chicken Dinner Bar", although it did not contain any poultry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The USDA allows seafood and poultry to be sent to China to be processed before being shipped back to America to be consumed. huffingtonpost.com/nancy-…
Today I learned of the Coolidge Effect, a phenomenon where males experience renewed interest when introduced to new female sexual partners. It was named after a conversation that former president Calvin Coolidge and his wife had when they visited a poultry farm. gizmodo.com/what-can-pres…
Many countries in Southeast Asia enjoy a traditional dish named 'Balut'β€” which is a fertilized, partially developed, then boiled poultry egg es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
In 2005, nine of the largest poultry farming companies were sued for illegally dumping 300,000 tons of poultry waste into an Illinois river assets.documentcloud.org/…
The origin of the word Carnival:On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term "carnival," from carnelevare, "to remove (literally, "raise") meat." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Super Bowl MVP Von Miller minored in poultry science at Texas A&M and owns a small chicken farm in Dallas sbnation.com/college-foot…
Many people think the pink liquid in packaged fresh chicken is blood;however, it is mostly water which was absorbed by the chicken during the chilling process. Blood is removed from poultry during slaughter and only a small amount remains in the muscle tissue. fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/con…
Poultry litter (feces, feathers and bedding) is used as cattle feed in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pou…
In 1960, the US Congress voted to create the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. It houses both the "National Farm Broadcasters Hall of Fame" and the "National Poultry Museum". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The use of growth hormones in pigs and poultry in the US is illegal, and when pork and poultry is advertised as hormone free it has to also include a disclaimer saying that the practice is illegal. foodandwaterwatch.org/foo…
Agent Blue, a highly toxic herbicide used in Vietnam, was one of 10 toxic insecticides, fungicides and herbicides partially deregulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in February 2004. Specific limits on toxic residues in meat, milk, poultry, and eggs were removed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age…
There Is A Chicken that costs $2,500, It Is The Lamborghini Of Poultry businessinsider.com/most-…
Pink peppercorns are potentially poisonous to poultry, pigs, and perhaps people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
80% of antibiotics sold are used for meat and poultry production. nrdc.org/food/saving-anti…
The mineral Selenium commonly found in grains, fish, beef and poultry can interact with birth control. webmd.com/vitamins-and-su…
Incubators used to keep premature babies alive were based on warming chambers used for the rearing of poultry. Dr. Couney put the babies in incubators on display as a side show to spread his mentor's idea. neonatology.org/classics/…
Back-up Killer, Gizzard Puller, Knuckle Cutter and Viscera Puller are all real job titles in the poultry processing industry. osha.gov/SLTC/etools/poul…

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