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31 Aug 2010 12:49


U.S.: Piles of manure taller than people found at salmonella-infested farm

  • The decrepit conditions in these henhouses reflect the fact that companies know that FDA inspections are so rare … that there is no urgency to fix their buildings and their operations.
  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest • In response to an FDA report on the Iowa chicken farms at the source of the recent salmonella outbreak. FDA investigators found, amongst other things, eight-foot high piles of chicken manure, some of which was forcing doors open and allowing rodents to enter. An estimated 1,470 people have been sickened so far. source

03 Apr 2010 22:07


Biz: Double Down: KFC’s plan to clog your arteries goes nationwide

See the appeal? It’s a sandwich … with fried chicken for buns! Who needs bread when you load them up with ever-more fat? (BTW, the headline on the linked story rules.) source

28 Mar 2010 10:59


Biz: What’s for dinner? Chicken is up there with beef nowadays

Pork, a firm number two for years, has now been relegated to number three. Turkey’s seeing a rise in popularity, too. We don’t see tempeh on this chart. source

11 Jun 2009 22:34


Biz: KFC looking for new spokesman; must like whatever the “C” stands for

  • Is the Colonel is getting klinked? Perhaps as recovery from the spectacular failure of their last marketing campaign, KFC is trying to find the new face of their company. To do so, they’re going to MySpace (uhhhh, isn’t everyone who isn’t in a band on Facebook?) and asking for videos until July 7. The winner gets a free lifetime supply of chicken and a free heart attack 15 years from now. source