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2010-06-16 13:40:43

Contrary to popular belief, paying a premium price for free-range eggs may not be healthier than eating regular eggs, a new study reports. Scientists found that free-range eggs in Taiwan contain at least five times higher levels of certain pollutants than regular eggs. Their findings appear in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In the new study, Pao-Chi Liao and colleagues note that free-range chickens are those that have continuous access to fresh air, sunshine, and...

2010-06-10 09:15:00

LIVE OAK, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a move aimed at appealing to Florida customers who prefer locally grown products, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC), in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is introducing "Fresh from Florida" chicken at several leading retailers in the Sunshine State. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100610/DA18339LOGO) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100610/DA18339LOGO) All...

2010-05-19 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Competition is alive and well in the broiler chicken industry and benefits chicken farmers, poultry companies, and consumers, according to a study of the industry released here today. "On the national scale, it is the overall conclusion of this study that the chicken industry is a competitive and thriving sector," wrote Dr. Thomas Elam, an agricultural economist and president of FarmEcon LLC. "Intense competition among chicken companies leads...

2010-05-12 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to Perdue CEO Jim Perdue released today, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) President Cathy Liss demanded that the company end its use of a misleading label claiming that certain of its chicken products are 'Humanely Raised' and 'Raised Cage Free.' This February, Perdue introduced new product packaging bearing these claims for release in grocery stores. AWI asserts that the 'Humanely Raised' label misleads consumers about how Perdue...

2010-05-10 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers continue to buy "regular" eggs over cage-free eggs by a margin of 40-to-1, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) which tracks checkout scanner data from 34,000 grocery, drug and mass merchandiser stores across the U.S. "Regular" eggs produced in traditional cage housing systems continued to be the most popular eggs among supermarket shoppers, accounting for 92 percent of the 21 billion eggs bought at retail last...

2010-05-03 08:30:00

CHELSEA, Mass., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- al fresco - America's #1 chicken sausage and recently named one of Family Circle's Best Products of 2010 - today unveiled a new brand look and feel including a new logo, advertising campaign, redesigned product packaging and a refreshed website. The new ad campaign, created by The VIA Group, features delicious, healthy recipes, created by al fresco's Executive Chef, Susanna Tolini. The new campaign will run in national magazines and on top food...

2010-04-29 13:54:00

Group urges people to "Give a Cluck for Chickens - Go Vegan!" MACHIPONGO, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is International Respect for Chickens Month and May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day. United Poultry Concerns (UPC) launched International Respect for Chickens Day in 2005 to celebrate chickens and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations. This year, International Respect for Chickens Day is on dramatic display in the Washington DC Metro...

2010-04-21 14:34:47

A Virginia Tech animal scientist, who in 1957 began breeding lines of White Plymouth Rock chickens based on their juvenile body weight, has provided scientists around the world with a model for exploring the molecular basis of traits like growth and reproduction "“ traits that molded the red jungle fowl into a farm animal roughly 8,000 years ago. Paul Siegel, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Animal and Poultry Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,...

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2010-04-19 14:26:07

Modern-day Chinese pigs are directly descended from ancient pigs which were the first to be domesticated in the region 10,000 years ago, a new archaeological and genetic study has revealed. An international team of researchers, led by Durham University (UK) and the China Agricultural University, in Beijing, say their findings suggest a difference between patterns of early domestication and movement of pigs in Europe and parts of East Asia. The research, published today (Monday, April 19) in...

2010-04-15 15:57:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 13, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published guidance for small egg producers to help them comply with a 2009 federal egg safety regulation designed to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis in shell eggs during production, transportation, and storage. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Entitled "Guidance for Industry: Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production,...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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