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2014-07-21 16:27:34

Consumers cite health/nutrition and taste as top reasons for uptick GREENSBORO, Ga., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers' plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council's Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130122/DC46247LOGO-b Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior...

2014-02-20 16:27:14

'Chicken Roost' to serve as source for consumers WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website, www.ChickenRoost.com, which features information on issues such as animal welfare, food safety, environmental stewardship, antibiotic use and the modern partnership between farmers and chicken companies. The site was developed as a follow-up to last year's inaugural Chicken Media Summit hosted by NCC and the U.S....

2014-02-12 08:31:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sent a letter to Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council (NCC), condemning the trade association's new guidelines for the humane treatment of the 9 billion chickens raised for meat each year in the United States. NCC claims that their guidelines are based on scientific knowledge and the principle that chickens raised for food should be cared for in ways that prevent or minimize fear,...

2014-01-14 08:30:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to health professionals and nutritionists, protein is the cornerstone of a healthy and balanced diet. Chicken is one of the best sources of what nutritionists call "high-quality" protein. The body uses it to create new cells, repair existing ones and produce the enzymes necessary to boost metabolism and promote healthy digestion. To read more about the importance of protein in your diet, see this article by the National Chicken Council....

2011-07-27 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released a statement today in response to the Pew Charitable Trust's comments on environmental conditions in the Chesapeake bay region: America's broiler chicken companies and the 30,000 farm families that grow broiler chickens are committed to the responsible production of food that is safe, affordable and abundant for consumers in the United States and around the...

2011-07-13 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week's report on corn and other grains by the U.S. Department of Agriculture marks an important turning point in the evolution of agriculture, according to the National Chicken Council: for the first time, the government is predicting that more corn will be used in this crop year for motor fuel than used for animal feed to help produce food for people. "Raising poultry and livestock as food for people is taking second place to...

2011-02-10 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next president of the National Chicken Council will be Mike Brown, currently senior vice president for legislative affairs of the American Meat Institute, NCC Chairman Bernard Leonard announced today. Brown will join NCC in March to succeed George Watts, who is retiring after 38 years as president. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110210/DC46335) "The search committee considered many qualified candidates before...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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