Fake and real about broiler No. 4

FAKE: “… the exponential growth in demand prompted American breeders to create genetic crosses that would allow chickens to grow extremely fast to meet the demand for meat. Over the years, these breeding techniques have gone a step further, even achieving a growth rate 400% higher than chickens raised by traditional methods.”

WHY IT’S A FAKE: The higher growth rate of broilers comes only partly from genetic selection: in reality, much comes from improvements in nutrition, health status, farm husbandry and farmer education.


The editorial staff of M.A.C.