Green-News: Tuesday 11.11.08

  • Do you have a root cellar? Arguably, my entire apartment is a cellar. But root cellars are making a comeback! Cool dark rooms are excellent for storing and extending the life of fresh fruits and vegetables; from The New York Times.

 

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Ed Nicholson - November 12, 2008 6:03 PM


I work for Tyson Foods. Here is the response to your item:

Contrary to the Natural News report, there is no pending litigation by our company against USDA and our company is no longer producing chicken under a Raised Without Antibiotics label.

Like most companies in the poultry industry, including some involved organic chicken production, we vaccinate eggs before the birds hatch in order to prevent a virus known as Marek’s disease. A small amount of antibiotic is included in the vaccine to prevent cross-contamination between eggs during the vaccination process. According to USDA standards, chickens from eggs vaccinated in this manner can still qualify as organic, which is considered the gold standard for raising claims.


Any use of antibiotics in our chicken production is under direction of a veterinarian.

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