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Interview: Maryn McKenna, Author of Big Chicken

Oct 24, 2018

Today I am very excited to share our interview with Maryn McKenna. Maryn is an independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health, and food policy. She is the author of Big Chicken, a book about the evolution of animal agriculture through antibiotics, and received the 2018 Science in Society Award for the book. Maryn has also done a TedTalk about the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria and its healthcare impact. After this interview...

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Big Chicken: How Antibiotics Destroyed the Agricultural System

Jun 27, 2018

Chicken is the centrepiece of many of our meals. But it wasn’t always this way.

In 1909, 154 million chickens were sold for meat in the US. Today, that number is over 9 billion chickens (think about that - there are more chickens bred each year than there are humans alive).

What happened to chicken? Something must have changed. This is a story about how the quest for profits has brought our agriculture system to its knees.

In her latest book Big Chicken, Maryn...

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