Shuck and Jive

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Food Industry is a Bad Egg

Michael Pollan, author of The Ominvore's Dilemma was on Anderson Cooper 360 yesterday.

He was interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. I watched it last night. I was shocked to see that the interview that is now on Youtube cut out the part of the hidden camera in the chicken houses.

It cut out the part of the description by Pollan of what happens to these chickens (their beaks are cut off and they never are allowed to move or stretch their wings).

And it cut out the part where Gupta held up a piece of paper in which a square was drawn about 5 X 5 inches that shows the space these chickens live in for their entire lives.

What is up with that, CNN?

Thanks to I did find a podcast of the entire show that you have to download. It supposedly starts at 21:25 although I haven't had success so far in downloading it. If someone can find this interview or even a transcript, do let me know.

If people see the entire interview they will think again about their eggs.

I wrote about this egg recall a few days ago.

It is time to pay attention to what we are eating and how the animals are treated.

1 comment:

  1. Democracy Now! had a good program today on food safety and food security. Check it out if you have time!