Chicken Bones

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The Quest To Build A Better Chicken

Boyce Upholt | Noēma | 19th December 2023

Chicken is the world’s most-consumed meat, a cheap, easily-transportable source of protein. As chickens have been bred to become more efficient at “turning food into body mass”, they are now mere “meat-growing machines”, cooped up inside sheds and unable to stand. On the other hand, smallholder poultry farms are a health risk and could undermine chicken welfare (4,100 words)

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