Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe
While you and I cringe at the way commercial enterprises raise birds, who is going to feed the billions of urbanites that can't raise their own food at a price people can afford.
The problem is overpopulation. Commercial farming will come to the rescue to provide meat to those billions of people at ever lower cost, but we see what the effects on the birds are.
However, in a test by Mother Earth, commercial chicken eggs are far less superior in nutrition. Real free range birds produce eggs that are:
• 1⁄3 less cholesterol
• 1⁄4 less saturated fat
• 2⁄3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene
Commercial farming might come to provide meat to billions at a lower cost, in fact, I'm sure it will, but we are talking real nutrition. What good is commercially produced when beneficial nutrition is lower because of all the crap they are injecting into livestock these days and the crap they inject into the processed meat. Just read supermarket tags....