An animal welfare rule aimed at organic egg production is on the chopping block

Jan 11, 2018
The Trump administration has proposed doing away with a rule that mandated that organic egg laying chickens spend time outdoors.
Chickens congregate on a New Hampshire farm.
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Wendy’s to shell out $30 million for smaller, tastier chickens

Feb 16, 2017
As Wendy’s releases its earnings, we take a look at the fast food chain’s hunt for a tastier chicken. The company is prepared to spend $30 million on smaller chickens in hopes they’ll provide more tender, less rubbery meat. Turns out, quality is an important consideration for legacy fast food companies, as they try to […]

Critics cluck over a benchmark for chicken prices

Nov 23, 2016
A common price index for chicken meat is raising questions.
A woman inspects frozen chicken on sale at a supermarket on 10 March 2006. 
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Excessories

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Aug 7, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at caviar, rodents and poultry.

Poultry industry seeks ways to prevent more bird flu

Jul 29, 2015
Farmers and officials prepare for a 'worst-case scenario' during fall migration.

Trouble on the chicken farm

Apr 21, 2015
The avian flu has infected millions of hens in Iowa.

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Pfizer to spin off animal pharmaceuticals

Jan 2, 2013
Demand for animal drugs is rising amongst pet owners and livestock and poultry farmers.