Industrializing animals

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Science  29 Sep 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6358, pp. 1360
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao6879

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What does the invention of the chicken nugget in 1963 have to do with a 1999 outbreak of urinary tract infections in Berkeley undergraduates? More than you might realize, writes journalist Maryn McKenna: Both, she argues, are ultimately due to the industrialization of chicken farming during the 20th century. In Big Chicken, she skillfully weaves together the interre­lated threads of agricultural industrialization, antibiotic misuse, and food safety issues in a highly readable and engaging narrative.