After all, the only reason that chicken is so darned fat is that it was fed antibiotics every day of its life. Through stories of place-based agriculture from France to Georgia, McKenna leads us toward an alternative future of food that relies on farmer knowledge, promotes biodiversity and results in great-tasting, antibiotic-free chicken.
Every now and then I read a book that I believe holds the power to radically remake the world for the better. Brava, McKenna, for a tour de force of environmental, science and food writing. McKenna, a compelling writer, tells a gripping story: Here, in a page-turning story, she tells how chicken became the symbol of factory farming, and why we can finally be hopeful this dreadful era is drawing to a close.
Checklists Checklists are available when you revise and edit your science report. In this tour de force, investigative journalist Maryn McKenna hunts down the history of antibiotics in the food chain, showing the missteps and collusion that brought us to a worldwide epidemic of antibiotic resistant bacteria that could undermine our most powerful public health tool.
Let chicken be chicken again! Big Chicken is beautifully written, rendering her research and the agitations of reformers all that more persuasive.
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So let the cry echo throughout the land, from the egg farms of the Delmarva Peninsula to the bistros of San Francisco: In her latest book, Big Chicken, she shows how modern chicken production and drug resistant infections are part of the same problem.
Click on the "Journal" button at the top of the screen to access your journal. What do you get? As McKenna makes clear, getting antibiotics out of routine chicken production will make our food tastier and safer.
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A must-read for anyone who cares about the quality of food and the welfare of animals. Big Chicken is highly readable, shocking, and opens our eyes to the risks we have been incurring.-The Atlantic "A twisting tale that science writer Maryn McKenna elegantly unspools in her extraordinary new book.
- Fortune "Maryn McKenna, author of Superbugs and the recent Big Chicken -- have reported, the use of antibiotics in agriculture has resulted in. MARYN MCKENNA is an award-winning journalist and the author of two critically acclaimed books, Superbug and Beating Back the ultimedescente.com writes for Wired, National Geographic, Scientific American, Slate, Nature, The Atlantic, the Guardian, National Geographic magazine's online science salon Phenomena, and others, and is a senior.
"A twisting tale that science writer Maryn McKenna elegantly unspools in her extraordinary new book. – Fortune “Maryn McKenna has led the charge against rampant antibiotic use and the resultant superbugs/5(45).
In this provocative narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals the fascinating history of chicken—and how the common backyard bird became an industrial commodity impacting human health around the world. Maryn McKenna is the author of SUPERBUG: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, a narrative account of the year history of drug-resistant staph, published in March by Free Press/Simon & Schuster.
She is a journalist for national magazines and a former staff member at the Center for. Maryn McKenna is an award-winning science and medical writer and author of Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (named one of the top 10 science books of by Amazon).
She currently works as a contributing writer for the Center for Infectious Disease Research /5(3).Download