Friday, November 28, 2008

You Need to Know This If You Eat Tyson Chicken

Yikes! Eat ER chicken, ok?
"Tyson Foods, the world's largest meat processor and the second largest chicken producer in the U.S., has admitted that it injects its chickens with antibiotics before they hatch and then labels them as raised without antibiotics. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has told Tyson to stop using the antibiotic-free label, but the company has sued for the right to keep using it.(!)" More here...
Some observations about deceptive practices by the industrial food establishement Dr. Mercola here...

"Tyson’s claim may be technically true -- which makes it just about the worst kind of deceptive advertising there is without outright lying. It’s this kind of semantics that can drive even the sanest person wild.

When they say that their chickens are “raised without antibiotics", they are clearly trying to give the impression that their chickens do not contain any kind of antibiotics.

However, the chicken on your plate is anything but antibiotic-free since they’ve injected the eggs with antibiotics, and raised the hatchlings on feed that contains antibiotics..." More here, bottom of page.

2 comments: said...

When we head west on I-40, we pass the Tyson plant in roughly two hours.

We've also seen this antibiotic-free label while shopping in the grocery store.

You want to trust and believe when you read these things, but it just goes to show that it's in your best interest to do your homework and be an informed consumer.

Robin Plan said...

This is why I'm glad I know the difference in pastured chicken and commercial feedlot chicken. All I had to do was watch a youtube video showing how these chickens are raised. It doesn't matter to me if Tyson or any other commercial meat producer tells us their meat is natural etc. I know what a naturally raised chicken is so that's what I will feed my family from now on.