I used to love chicken too, in fact it was my favorite food. That was until I learned the truth about it. Chickens are fed large amounts of antibiotics, pesticides and drugs to keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them. A USDA study found that more than 99 percent of broiler chicken carcasses sold in stores had detectable levels of E. coli, indicating fecal contamination.chicken tastes very good & can be made in so many different ways. It's also very healthy, as long as its the white meat, no skin & it's not fried.
Chicken flesh (and eggs) are packed with cholesterola small 3-ounce piece of skinless chicken breast meat has as much cholesterol as beef. Grilled chickena popular alternative to friedcommonly contains PhIP (2-Amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimid azo[ 4,5-b]pyridine), which contributes to the development of certain types of cancers including breast and prostate.
A common industry practice involves feeding chickens arsenic in order to make them grow faster.
HCAs (heterocyclic amines) are found in cooked meats including chicken, and has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. A Consumer Reports analysis found that 83 percent of fresh, whole broiler chickens purchased across the US had high levels of campylobacter or salmonella (Campylobacter is the leading cause of food poisoning in the U.S).
I love my occasional KFC but I do NOT eat it very often anymore. Chicken simply isn't as good for you as it used to be in the 'old' days.