29 Jul '11, 11pm

Chicken nuggets and the death of watersheds | Care2 Causes

Chicken nuggets and the death of watersheds | Care2 Causes

Chicken nuggets, chicken burgers, buffalo wings, fried chicken, Double Down chicken burger—chicken in all its edible forms floats through our imaginations and into our hungry stomachs. The two-legged, heavy-breasted, factory-farmed birds now provide the most popular meat in America. In its new report, “Big Chicken,” the Pew Environment Group puts the numbers to the environmental cost of that growing appetite. The statistics are staggering. Consider these from the report: In 1950, more than 1.6 million farms raised just under 600 million chickens for the consumer market. In 2007 just over 27,000 farms raised 8.9 billion chickens. Virtually all broilers are raised on contract within 25-35 miles of the mills that provide their feed and the processors that dispatch and package them. The Broiler Belt stretches “from eastern Texas through Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and much of t...

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The Love Of A Good Dog | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 29 Jul '11, 6am

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care2.com 30 Jul '11, 4am

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care2.com 30 Jul '11, 3pm

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care2.com 30 Jul '11, 3pm

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Huge Water Reservoir Discovered in Space | Care...

care2.com 29 Jul '11, 11am

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care2.com 29 Jul '11, 6pm

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay released a video Thursday that details how the United Nations came to take up the...

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straitstimes.com 30 Jul '11, 12pm

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Life After Abuse For Patrick and Dexter | Care2 Causes

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soshiok.com 30 Jul '11, 3pm

Good chicken rice stalls are aplenty in Singapore. But not all offer a totally satisfying meal as not every component is g...