Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of how Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217668

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 3240

"Americans eat chicken more than any other meat. But our nation's favorite food comes with an invisible cost: its insidious effect on our health. In this extraordinary narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals how antibiotic use has altered the way we consume industrially raised meat, and its impact on our daily lives. Drawing on decades of research, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs, epidemiologists, and other specialists, McKenna spins an astonishing story of science gone wrong. In the middle of the last century, antibiotics fueled the rapid rise of chicken from local delicacy to everyday protein source. But with that spectacular growth came great risk. As resistance to new wonder drugs crept into the farming process, bacterial outbreaks became harder to treat. And the consequences-to agriculture, to human health, and to modern medicine-were devastating. Beginning with the push to make chicken the affordable entrée of choice and tracing its evolution to a global commodity and carrier of foodborne illness, McKenna shines a light on the hidden forces of industrialization, the repercussions of runaway antibiotic use, and the outcome for future generations. Taking readers from the first poultry farms on the Delmarva Peninsula to the little-known lab where the chicken nugget was invented and into today's factory farms, McKenna reveals that the history of chicken is as much about economics, politics, and culture as it is about what we eat. In these vivid pages, she gives voice to a vanguard of farmers, chefs, and activists who are seeking to return poultry to an honored place at the table-and are changing the way we think about food. Incisive and beautifully written, Big Chicken is a cautionary tale of an industry that lost its way-and shows us the way back to healthier eating"--Back cover.
Posted in Science

Chicken Big

Author: Keith Graves

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811872378

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8149

A giant chicken hatches from an enormous egg, but the other chickens cannot accept that he is one of them.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Big Chickens

Author: Leslie Helakoski

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756989132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9861

Brimming with silliness and the kind of slapstick humor small children love, this hilarious read-aloud tells the story of what happens when four chickens run away from a wolf whos sneaking into their coop. Full color.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken

Author: Elise Gravel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596437413

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7285

"During the summer before high school, Jessie Elliot vows to never change her fun-filled, dorky ways--that is until her best friend starts hanging out with the cool kids"--
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Little Chicken's Big Day

Author: Jerry Davis,Katie Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442414014

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4399

Little Chicken is tired of being told what to do by Big Chicken, but when they become separated he misses all of the clucking.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Big Chickens Fly the Coop

Author: Leslie Helakoski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069813849X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8582

The four big chickens who were afraid of everything in their wellreceived debut, Big Chickens, are now feeling all cooped up, so they set off to find the farmhouse. But where, the hapless hens wonder, is it? First they find a doghouse (loud barking!); then they run into a tractor (ewww, dirty!); and then they stomp into the barn (wild horses!). Who knew the farmhouse was right under their beaks the whole time? Sidesplitting silliness abounds in this second riotously funny read-aloud by Leslie Helakoski, once again illustrated with Henry Cole?s boisterous art.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

Author: Daniel Pinkwater

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141692809X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7976

Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but comes back with a 266-pound chicken.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Chicken Problem

Author: Jennifer Oxley,Billy Aronson

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375869891

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 25

View: 4318

When someone leaves the chicken coop open and 100 chickens escape, Peg and Cat use their math skills to solve the problem.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Betty Crocker the Big Book of Chicken

Author: Betty Crocker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544454359

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 7386

Featuring a variety of 170 tasty chicken recipes, Betty Crocker The Big Book of Chicken showcases the versatility of chicken to deliver family favorite meals with ease.
Posted in Cooking

Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060755547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 7012

She longed for adventure. So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world. The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar. Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . . She was brave. She was fearless. She was feathered. She was a chicken. A not-so-chicken chicken. Her name?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Big Book of Diabetic Recipes

From Chipotle Chicken Wraps to Key Lime Pie, 500 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Author: Marie Feldman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440593663

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 9263

Delicious diabetic recipes everyone will love! The Big Book of Diabetic Recipes shows you how to create hundreds of tasty recipes that help you manage your diabetes. From hearty breakfasts like Country-Style Omelets to mouthwatering plates like Pork Lo Mein, each page offers meals that are so tasty, you won't need to give up your favorite flavors. With 500 delicious recipes to choose from, you'll transform every meal into a diabetes-friendly one with easy-to-make plates like: Roasted Eggplant Salad Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts Steak and Mushroom Kabobs Scallops and Shrimp with White Bean Sauce Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Complete with step-by-step instructions and plenty of preparation tips, The Big Book of Diabetic Recipes has everything you need to make dishes that satisfy your diet and your tastebuds!
Posted in Cooking


The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food

Author: Steve Striffler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300128169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 6094

From inside the chicken factory, a report on the real cost of chicken for farmers, workers, and consumers
Posted in Business & Economics

This Chicken Is a T-Rex!

The Great Big Book of Animal Evolution

Author: N.A

Publisher: White Star Kids

ISBN: 9788854411975

Category: Animals, Fossil

Page: 40

View: 4972

Did you know that today's chicken is related to the legendary T-Rex? Now, thanks to this look at evolution, even the youngest readers will be able to understand how animals gradually transformed over millennia. This book explains such facts as how the elephant's trunk developed and why horses' toes have changed into hooves!
Posted in Animals, Fossil

Sonya's Chickens

Author: Phoebe Wahl

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770497900

Category: Chickens

Page: 32

View: 690

Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift- an egg! One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the true joys and sorrows of caring for another creature.
Posted in Chickens

Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream

Author: Lynea Gillen

Publisher: Three Pebble Press

ISBN: 9780996021913

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 5501

"An enchanting tale of one little chicken who has the courage to make her dream come true with the support of the wise moon and her barnyard friends ... Activity sheets inspire children to identify and share their dreams, work together to help others, and celebrate life."--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Fifty Shades of Chicken

Author: Pouline Reage,F. L. Fowler

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0385345224

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 7952

A wryly whimsical culinary parody of E. L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy combines epicurean double entendres, 50 chicken recipes and the story of a young free-range chicken who finds herself at the mercy of a kinky and dominating chef, in a parody that includes such dishes as "Sticky (Chicken) Fingers" and "Bound Wings."
Posted in Cooking

The Meat Racket

The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business

Author: Christopher Leonard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451645813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 8868

A former AP national agribusiness reporter critically assesses the corporate meat industry as demonstrated by the practices of Tyson Foods, documenting the meat supply's takeover by a few powerful companies who the author argues are raising prices and outmaneuvering reforms.
Posted in Business & Economics

Life Cycle of a Chicken

Author: Angela Royston

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1484627946

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9992

Where is a chicken's comb? What is a male chicken called? Why are chickens scared of foxes? Explaining concepts through stunning photographs and simple text, Life Cycle of a Chicken takes an indepth look at this familiar but fascinating animal.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction


A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure

Author: Anna Walker

Publisher: Clarion Books

ISBN: 9780544259003


Page: 32

View: 1639

"Peggy, a hen, has a life-changing adventure when a gust of wind drops her in a big city"--

Beating Back the Devil

On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439104956

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 825

The universal human instinct is to run from an outbreak of disease like Ebola. These doctors run toward it. Their job is to stop epidemics from happening. They are the disease detective corps of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency that tracks and tries to prevent disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks around the world. They are formally called the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)—a group founded more than fifty years ago out of fear that the Korean War might bring the use of biological weapons—and, like intelligence operatives in the traditional sense, they perform their work largely in anonymity. They are not household names, but over the years they were first to confront the outbreaks that became known as hantavirus, Ebola, and AIDS. Every day they work to protect us by hunting down the deadly threats that we forget until they dominate our headlines, West Nile virus, anthrax, and SARS among others. In this riveting narrative, Maryn McKenna—the only journalist ever given full access to the EIS in its fifty-three-year history—follows the first class of disease detectives to come to the CDC after September 11, the first to confront not just naturally occurring outbreaks but the man-made threat of bioterrorism. They are talented researchers—many with young families—who trade two years of low pay and extremely long hours for the chance to be part of the group that are on the frontlines, in the yellow suits and masks, that has helped eradicate smallpox, push back polio, and solve the first major outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, toxic shock syndrome, and E. coli O157 and works to battle every new disease before it becomes an epidemic. Urgent, exhilarating, and compelling, Beating Back the Devil takes you inside the world of these medical detectives who are trying to stop the next epidemic—before the epidemics stop us.
Posted in Medical