Planet Chicken: The Shameful Story Of The Bird On Your Plate


by Ellis, Hattie

Planet Chicken: The Shameful Story Of The Bird  On Your Plate

Price:  US$29.36   (SGD36.70*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 308 pages
Published:  2007, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780340921876
SB#:  041566 (105)

About This Book

The battery egg may be unfashionable now, but most chickens we eat are far from free range. During their short, unnaturally accelerated lives they face the consequences of fast farming. Tens of thousands can live in one windowless shed, standing or sitting in their own droppings, and suffering the distinctive 'hock burn' seen in the birds on the supermarket shelves. In this eye-opening book, Hattie Ellis traces the chicken's evolution and history in farming, and reveals the grotesque scandal of today's chicken factories. But she also talks to chicken lovers around the world - from British farmers and Italian Slow Chicken aficionados, to the pioneers who are bringing real chickens back to our tables.


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