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2014-01-14 08:22:49

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in 100 years chicken has replaced beef as America's No. 1 meat product for consumers--a challenge for producers to keep pace with demand and an even larger challenge to provide safe products that are free of contaminates. "It's estimated that Americans buy some 83 pounds of chicken per capita annually," said Bill Svec, Vice President of Water and Food Products for RGF Environmental Group. "It's also a fact that...

2013-12-23 23:22:25

The Center for Nutritional Research recommends bovine colostrum supplements to help neutralize bacterial pathogens recently detected in raw chicken breasts and to prevent potentially deadly illnesses caused by antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 According to a December Consumer Reports article, an analysis of more than 300 store-bought, raw chicken breasts showed that 97% of the samples contained illness-causing bacteria. The chicken breasts were purchased...

2013-11-20 23:29:14

In a How-To Guide available through the new Urban Farm Guides’ app, urban farmer Rachel Bess shares why keeping chickens is beneficial and completely feasible in the city. Anyone can do it, no roosters required! Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Keeping backyard chickens is becoming an increasingly popular aspect of urban farming especially in urban areas, but for those who are interested, it often seems impossible to know where to begin. Why should I keep chickens? Is my backyard...

USDA Allows Chicken Processor Behind Salmonella Outbreak To Remain Open
2013-10-11 07:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg linked to raw chicken from three processing plants in California has so far not caused any further illnesses. Despite threats to shut down the plants, the USDA has announced that Foster Farms, the company behind the outbreak, can now remain open. The company, which was also linked to a salmonella outbreak that surfaced last year, has made “immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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