The food market is increasingly rich in products from organic farming and diet and healthy foods. However, there are certain ingredients whose hygiene and safety standards are not respected, this is the case of the industrial chicken whose consumption is not without risks.
Chicken is a favorite food in many cultures, it is packed with vitamins, essential amino acids and quality protein. In France, the majority of the population favors farm chicken raised partly outdoors and fed 80% of cereals, it is the famous Label Rouge.
The industrial chicken Vs the organic chicken
Unfortunately, the environment in which industrial chickens operate does not always meet safety standards, which creates permanent health risks. Typically, buildings contain up to 30,000 chickens, resulting in a significant proliferation of bacteria and continued microbial attack during hatching, feeding, transportation, slaughter, plucking and evisceration.
The breeding of industrial chicken is often blamed because of the many abuses such as shorter breeding times, the injection of growth hormones, steroids and antibiotics, and feeding the animals with animal flour. All of these chemicals are used to meet a high demand at the expense of recommended hygiene standards.
The chick is raised for 41 days instead of the 81 days regulated, which is dangerous not only for chickens but also for consumers.
One survey highlighted the fact that standards for air quality and temperature control were not respected, resulting in the death of millions of chickens. Many breeders wishing to make a sale sell poultry bypassing the rules of professional breeding without worrying about the public health risk that may result.
The consumption of industrial chickens is being blamed by many health organizations, nutritionists have decided to look into the issue to assess the consequences. According to them, this results in high risks for health, including cardiovascular disorders.
These problems are mainly related to chemicals and meat given to chickens to ensure rapid growth while knowing that they must not consume flesh. The excessive and unregulated use of antibiotics ingested by chickens is responsible for the proliferation of diseases such as E. coli intestinal bacteria and staphylococci.
A team from the German subsidiary of Les Amis de la Terre has conducted a laboratory analysis of twenty industrial chicken samples that it has procured in five large and medium sized supermarkets (GMS); it has been found that several antibiotic molecules containing the pathogens mentioned above have been identified.
The animal meal as well as the antibiotics and steroids mentioned in this article have harmful effects on human health in the long run. This has two consequences, firstly the appearance of disorders and diseases that doctors have difficulty diagnosing and secondly the partial consumption of industrial chicken in order to avoid even more serious pathologies. Indeed, the legs and wings have been researched and are the parts that contain the most chemical agents. It is therefore not recommended to eat them if you buy your chicken in the supermarket.
The best way to avoid all these inconveniences is to consume only farmed chicken or organic chicken because it is essentially the breeding method that will determine whether there is danger or not. A 100% organic chicken is raised in outdoor fields unlike the industrial chicken.
The fact that they spend most of their days outdoors allows organic chickens to enjoy greater freedom and to be in contact with nature while enjoying space and light. Their diet is healthy and balanced and consists mainly of cereals and legumes that contain no GMOs or chemicals.
In addition, the length of organic chicken breeding is in line with the rules, it is slaughtered at least from 81 days and not 41 as the industrial.
A European directive has been put in place and requires that the welfare of farm animals is guaranteed without pain and suffering, when the same regulations for industrial chickens?