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I am dubious about this.  It seems like more rumor mongering on the net.  Given
the capital investment it would take to actually carry this out (along with
presumed "breakthroughs" in GM), I doubt that something like this would occur
without KFC tooting its horn on its technological advantage to everyone within
media distance.

On the other hand, I am sure the food industry would like to do this, if not
grow chicken meat without any bone or feathers to make it easier to get product
to market.  Given the many people who object to chicken farming for
"humanitarian" (we need a better word here, compassionate??) reasons, this may
not be as bad an alternative as the current situation.  If it is possible it
will probably be quite expensive and wil take a long time to achieve.  Another
thought, it may be easier to recycle waste products in this weird scenario.

-- Ivan Handler

Pam and Curt wrote:

> SFP folk,
>         Is this a fact, or speculation?  Is there any other documentation
> of birds being grown on IV's with dwarf bones to increase efficiency and
> meat production?  I am unsure because the last sentence does not seem to be
> a righteous goal - greatly reducing our consumption of meat would be more
> worth my effort.
>
> Curt Gabrielson
> Director
> Watsonville Taller de Ciencia Science Workshop
> Watsonville, California
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> Subject:        [aiforum] KFC: Kinda makes you want to run out and get some
> fried chicken.
>
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>          > > INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ONE OF OUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD JOINTS!!!
>
> KFC has been a part of our American traditions for many years. Many people,
> day in and day out, eat at KFC religiously. Do they really know what they
> are eating? During a recent study of KFC done at the University of New
> Hampshire, they found some very upsetting facts. First of all, has anybody
> noticed that just recently, the company has changed their name? Kentucky
> Fried Chicken has become KFC. Does anybody know why?  We thought the real
> reason was because of the "FRIED" food issue.  It's not. The reason why they
> call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore.
> Why? KFC does not use real chickens. They actually use genetically
> manipulated organisms. These so called "chickens" are kept alive by tubes
> inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients  throughout their
> structure. They have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet.  Their bone
> structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great
> for KFC because they do not have to pay so much for their production costs.
> There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks
>                 and feet. The government has told them to change all of
> their menus so
> they
>                 do not say chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will
> notice this.
>                 Listen to their commercials, I guarantee you will not see or
> hear the word chicken.
> I find this matter to be very disturbing. I hope people will start to
> realize this and let other people know. Please forward this message to as
> many people as you can.
>         Together we can make KFC start using real chicken again.
> Steve Manning

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Ivan Handler
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