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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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