Mississippi Saga of the Chicken-Fried Taxpayer

Hightower, James
May 1974
New Republic;5/4/74, Vol. 170 Issue 18, p13
Focuses on the controversy over the discovery of chicken contamination in Mississippi. Implications of the U.S. Congress' order to destruct millions of chickens in the region; Claim that those chickens had eaten feed that contained traces of Dieldrin, a powerful pesticide made by Shell Chemical and used much like DDT; Cost associated with the indemnification following the order; Reliance of the region on chicken farming; Approval of the indemnification bill by the U.S. Senate.


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