Poultry production saddled with misinformation and fabrications

March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/27/2012, p11
The article presents poultry questions. When asked why chickens are kept in small cages, United Egg Producers explain that the modern cage systems for hens have resulted in the elimination of most diseases in the past while providing protection from weather and predators, as well as improving food safety, the environment, and animal welfare. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service explains that hormones are not allowed to be used in the raising of chickens.


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