Have you ever stopped to wonder: How did the chicken you eat become the chicken you eat?
Here's what I mean. Go back 150 years or so, and there were dozens of breeds of chicken grown for meat (and others for egg production). They varied from farm to farm, and region to region, according to the farmer's preference and the tastes of the local market. But go back about 100 years, to the 1920s, and the poultry industry begins to consolidate. (more…)