viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015


Chicken factory. Source: Wikipedia.

By Gundhramns Hammer
November 20, 2015

Money is the name of the game. And in this human game to gain what most people want to gain, when it comes to raising chickens in massive quantities and in cramped conditions - i.e in the so-called "chicken houses", "chicken factories" or "chicken concentrations camps- there are many ways to crank up the production of animals.

One is through chemicals. In animal farming jargon, those chemicals used for this purpose are called "feed additives" or "zootechnical additives".

Animals scientists come up with new additives all the time. An example is CRINA Poultry Plus.

What does CRINA Poultry Plus contain?

According to EFSA (2012), it contains the following chemicals:

What does CRINA Poultry Plus do to the chickens?

It makes them fat.

Here is EFSA (2012)´s evaluation on this feed additive:

Scientific Opinion on safety and efficacy of CRINA® Poultry Plus (preparation of benzoic acid and essential oil compounds) as feed additive for chickens for fattening

EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

Read the full report: Click here.

But what does it do to consumers or the environment in the long run?

In the long run, no one knows for sure. Only time will tell. 

But for those of you who eat chicken meat you should keep in mind one fact. 

If the chickens were fed this additive in their feed, you should expect their meat to have residues of these chemicals one way or another.

These will only add to the toxic load that you already have. 

Benzyl salicylate, for example, is known to have oestrogenic activity in human breast cancer cells in vitro (Charles & Darbre, 2009).

Furthermore, salicylates have been shown to have teratological effects on human embryos (Martínez-Frías et al., 1997).

Regarding salicylates, there is another fact to keep in mind.

On her paper Oxalates and Salicylates Foods Lists, Mary J. Dionee states that: “Salicylates are natural chemicals found in plants that protect the plant from being eaten by insects or attacked by disease. Although poisonous, salicylates are usually tolerated when ingested in small amounts, but when ingested too frequently, they can cause a wide range of symptoms. Salicylates are found to a higher degree in unripe food. This poses problems for Americans, as our food is often picked way too early. Salicylates are used to make prepared foods, hygiene (toothpaste, lotion, soap, etc.), cosmetic, and drug (Aspirin and others) products, which we are also using more and more of.”

She also says that in highly sensitive people, salicylates may cause the following health problems:

For those of you who want to read her paper, click here.

And folks, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Anyway, the whole damn thing boils down to having more crap in your already processed food. 

You do not need to be an expert to conclude that with the present anthropogenic molotovian life style + cyber-technology + nanotechnology + other techno-etc., here and there, humans will eventually turn themselves into some kind of weird post-human aliens on their own backyard. 

No doubt about that!


Charles A.K. & Darbre P.D. (2009). Oestrogenic activity of benzyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate and butylphenylmethylpropional (Lilial) in MCF7 human breast cancer cells in vitro. J. Appl. Toxicol. 29: 422-434.

Martínez Frías M.L, Rodríguez-Pinilla E. & Prieto L. (1997). Prenatal exposure to salicylates and gastroschisis: A case-control study. Teratology 56: 241-243.

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