Sick Chicken Canoodlers

Published on: 20:07PM Jul 13, 2015

We’ve never really been big fans of chickens. Sure they’re good for cardio training or insulting Marty McFly, but other than that you might as well call it “filler meat.” Some people are finding new and slightly disturbing ways to get closer to chickens. The CDC reports that many of the people infected by the latest outbreak of salmonella have come in close contact with chickens, and some were even “kissing or cuddling with the live poultry.” As the saying goes, you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince…you only have to kiss one chicken to get salmonella.

Move Over Chipotle

Chipotle can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. The company just announced they’ve found a fix for their supply crisis for carnitas burritos: British pork. Back in January, Chipotle announced sales of pork would cease at a third of the 1,800 U.S. stores because not enough hogs are raised at their standards. Chipotle should look out though for restaurant being billed as the “next Chipotle” that has the backing of social media and billionaires. Sweetgreen, relatively new kid on the restaurant block might bite into the burrito giant’s “food with integrity” audience by hawking salads with “passion and purpose.”

Wild Horse Nuts

Wild horse activists have been getting a little crazy with their claims lately. Last month 30 protestors went to BLM offices to decry the use of the contraceptive porcine zona pellucida, known as PZP. The activists claim it is a pesticide that will harm the wild herd’s fertility for generations. Science has proved otherwise with PZP being used safely on 85 animal species and on 35 wild horse herds across the globe. The BLM plans to do more research on other contraceptives. Meanwhile, another bunch of wild horse nuts believe the BLM is breeding a “master breed” to exhibit traits of the original mustangs.

Sale Barn Double Take

Ever been to the sale barn and see your cattle sell, except you didn’t know they’d be there? That’s what happened to a farmer in Pennsylvania.