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Maryland Blazes Trail to Get Arsenic Out of Chicken Feed

Read the full story at Grist. If you saw “Arsenic in Our Chicken?,” Nick Kristof’s much-read New York Times column from earlier this month, you’ve heard about the widespread use of some unexpected additives in chicken farming. Studies released this year detected caffeine, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol), fluoxetine (the active ingredient in Prozac), various antibiotics, …

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Pfizer’s Fight to Keep Arsenic in Chicken Feed

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  By Alison Fairbrother and Donna Trussell Cross-posted with the Washington Spectator.  Arsenic is natural, but it’s still poison—not to mention carcinogenic—and therefore has no place in the food chain. But that’s just where it is because of the Pfizer drug Roxarsone, which is fed to factory-farm chickens to spur growth and give packaged poultry …

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