Monday, April 9, 2012

They are feeding Prozac to the chickens

     Researchers from John Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future and Arizona State University discovered more than they can imagine when they conducted tests to see what kind of drugs are being used by poultry producers. By examining Feather meal, an additive that is used in feed for live stock derived from chicken feathers, they were able to detect 59 pharmaceutical and personal care products. Among the drugs that were discovered were a class of antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones, the pain reliever Acetaminophen, the antihistamine Diphenhydramine, the antidepressant Fluoxetine, Caffeine, and Arsenic.
     *Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics that were banned by the FDA for poultry use back in 2005. They were banned because they have the ability to create drug resistant bacteria known as super bugs.

     *Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and is a pain reliever and fever reducer.

     *Diphenhydramine the active ingredient in Benadryl is an antihistamine

     *Fluoxetine is the active ingredient in the antidepressant Prozac.

     *Arsenic is a Class A carcinogen. It is used in chicken feed to fight parasites, increase chicken growth, and makes chicken meat look more attractive by giving it a pinker look.

      Im Assuming that they give the chickens caffeine so that they can eat more by staying up longer hours. They then give them prozac to combat their depression since they are sleep deprived and live in horrible conditions. When a chicken is stressed their meat toughens up, so Benadryl is encouraged to reduce their anxiety and make their meat softer.

                           Evertime you eat non organic meat you are being medicated.

     .                                                                         Sources:
                          CLF Researchers Find Evidence of Banned Antibiotics in Poultry Products

                           Feather Meal: A Previously Unrecognized Route for Reentry into...
                                            It's Time to Ban an Arsenic Compound From Chicken Feed

                                                                    Arsenic in Our Chicken?


  1. OK. No more chicken for me!!! Thank you for keeping us informed!

  2. Why can't chickens just roam around on the farm like they used to? There's a great TED Talk on Agriculture. I think you'll agree with some of his points, but disagree with others:

    1. Chickens can roam around....we have to become small farmers !!
      Thanks Costa I will check it out....

  3. I guess we will all die one day from something ........ maybe I should go back and plant my own food.