We're all aware about how chickens are raised for mass consumption but there were a couple item's in this piece I don't remember being framed as such. Pretty amazing and I assume this to be valid more so than not.
To understand how much chickens have changed, it is instructive to look back at the early 1900s. In 1925, it took 16 weeks to raise a chicken to 2.5 pounds. Today, chickens weigh double that after just six weeks. According to a study from the University of Arkansas, if humans grew at a similar rate, after just two months, a 6.6-pound newborn baby would weigh 660 pounds.
That's crazy shit but what's even worse is this -
“They are sent to slaughter when they are about six weeks old, chirping
like babies. They have massive upper bodies, and are being genetically
bred to grow six times faster.”
The chirping thing is a new one to me and brings to light truly how disgusting what we eat has become. I actually cooked some just the other day and there's a post coming on that.