Chickens Are Not Mindless

This article is taken from “The Food Revolution” by John Robbins, pg. 190-194.
Chickens are not mindlessTHE GOLDEN EGG

When I asked one poultry producer whether he was worried about the increasing public concern for farm animal welfare, he told me, “They’re just stupid birds.”

This attitude underlies the way chickens are treated in the poultry industry today. “They’re just stupid birds,” so there’s no limit on how cruelly you can treat them. People with a little more sensitivity, however, look at it differently. Continue reading

Color Additives


Cochineal-Color-Additive Alixe T TaylerOne of the most widely used color additives comes from an unexpected source. Cochineal extract (also known as carmine or carminic acid) is made from the dead bodies of small bugs harvested mainly in Peru and the Canary Islands. The female Dactylopius Continue reading

Pounds of Food Per Acre

Pounds of Food that Can Be Produced on an Acre of Prime Land

*40,000 Potatoes * 40,000 Onions
*30,000 Carrots * 50,000 Tomatoes
*60,000 Celery * 250 Beef

Source: Soil and Water, No.38, University of California Cooperative Extension.