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Big chicken : the incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats

Author: Maryn McKenna
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic Partners, LLC, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity -- and human health threat -- uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again." -- Amazon.com.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maryn McKenna
ISBN: 9781426217661 1426217668
OCLC Number: 978252091
Description: 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. How chicken became essential --
1. Illness, and a bad year --
2. Better living through chemistry --
3. Meat for the price of bread --
4. Resistance begins --
5. Proving the problem --
Part 2. How chicken became dangerous --
6. Epidemics as evidence --
7. The triumph of the hybrids --
8. The cost of contamination --
9. The unpredicted danger --
Part 3. How chicken changed --
10. The value of small --
11. Choosing cooperation --
12. The view from the barn --
13. The market speaks --
14. The past creates the future --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Maryn McKenna.

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"In this well-written expose, McKenna (Superbug) dissects the controversy of the routine use of antibiotics to fatten chicken, which has led to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria...Throughout, Read more...

 
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