Finally, the FDA confirmed that the chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic. It seems that, this, poisonous chemical takes a big part in the chicken feed.
A research conducted by the FDA discovered that the arsenic added to the food that is given to chicken. At least, ends up in the chicken meat, so finally it ends up into our body.
The FDA says that this claim hasn’t any kind of scientific proves, but gives the following explanation:
“The arsenic is eliminated with the chicken feces.”
However, the evidence that this research provided by cannot be denied now. This fact, forced the manufacturer of the chicken feed product – Roxarsone, to pull it off the shelves.
What’s more important is that the company which uses the arsenic to stabilize the food for chicken, is actually the same with the one that uses chemical adjuvants in children vaccines, Pfizer.
Apparently, the company that produces Roxarsone – the food for chicken is a subordinate company of Pfizer, called Alpharma LLC. FDA forced Pfizer to stop manufacturing the arsenic-containing drug.
Even though Alpharma at last agreed to remove this toxic feed chemical, Pfizer claims that it won’t remove it from feed products in other countries, except USA, unless regulators force it to do so.
FDA is now claiming that arsenic in chicken is at extremely low levels. And that the consumption is completely, without any harm. Yet, at some point there is still suspicion that the levels of this chemical in the chicken meat are far from safe.
The FDA was also supported by the National Chicken Council, that claimed that as Roxarsone would be withdrawn from feed stores, “chicken is safe to eat”. They both agree that arsenic is no problem at all. It was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.
So these are the tips you should follow the next time you buy chicken meat:
- First of all check the date on the package.
- The fat content of the chicken is presented as white to deep yellow, not gray.
- Do not buy chicken with unnaturally bright pink color
- If you can buy meat products marked as “Certified Organic”, do so. That is the only way for you to be sure that you are consuming safe products.