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Eggs
2011-08-29 04:42:42

Cholesterol levels in eggs from both sources found to be lower than expected, prompting a revision in USDA guidelines.

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2011-08-19 14:28:15

Scientists have altered chicken DNA to create embryos that have alligator-like snouts instead of beaks.

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2011-07-23 05:35:00

The USDA is considering new regulations that would require meat and poultry producers to clearly state on their labels when their products contain added water, chicken broth, salt, or similar additives.

2011-07-21 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Truthful Labeling Coalition (TLC) is pleased to announce its support of a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will require clearer and more informative labels on so-called "enhanced" meat and poultry products.

2011-07-07 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of livestock and poultry groups released a statement today regarding the proposed "compromise" on abolition of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit and the protective tariff on imported ethanol. "We appreciate the work done by Senator Dianne Feinstein in her effort to end the VEETC and tariff," the coalition statement said.

2011-06-17 04:30:00

WEIFANG, China, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc.

2011-06-08 11:34:00

Company takes action in response to FDA data SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., will voluntarily suspend U.S.

2011-05-31 21:07:47

If you think that you're using humanely produced eggs for your omelets or deviled eggs, think again.

2011-05-02 14:04:00

United Poultry Concerns Draws Attention to the Plight and Delight of Chickens MACHIPONGO, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Respect for Chickens Day is an annual project of United Poultry Concerns dedicated to celebrating the beauty of chickens and protesting the misery of their lives in farming operations.


Latest Chicken Reference Libraries

Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1935. The New Hampshire chicken varies in weight depending upon the sex, with cocks...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.