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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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"Americans eat chicken more than any other meat. But our nation's favorite food comes with an invisible cost: its insidious effect on our health. In this extraordinary narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals how antibiotic use has altered the way we consume industrially raised meat, and its impact on our daily lives. Drawing on decades of research, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maryn McKenna
ISBN: 9781426217661 1426217668
OCLC Number: 978252091
Description: 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 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 --
pt. 2. How Chicken Became Dangerous. 6. Epidemics as evidence ; 7. The triumph of the hybrids ; 8. The cost of contamination ; 9. The unpredicted danger --
pt. 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.
Other Titles: Incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats
Responsibility: Maryn McKenna.

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In this eye-opening expose, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial  Read more...
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"In this well-written expos , 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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