How many times have you said or heard – “they have to be making this stuff up?” Well, here’s another. Since the 1940’s, chicken farmers have been using a chicken feed from Pfizer. In this particular feed is an ingredient called Roxarsone which is added to kill parasites and helps promote the bird’s growth.
This ingredient contains arsenic. It was proven in previous studies that the arsenic was eliminated in the chicken’s waste.(Was this a good thing? What effects does this waste have on the environment in areas where there are millions of chickens per farm?) Now, studies show that it may make its way into parts of the bird that are consumed. Now, no need to be worried. The FDA says it’s very small amounts and is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to consumers. But what about people (like me) that eat chicken as our main source of protein? Do the tiny amounts per bird “add up” to make large amounts?
But feel better because Pfizer is pulling this product out of the American pipe line. It will still be sold in about a dozen countries. Now, which countries are the lucky ones?