Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

Chickens Today Are More Than Four Times Larger Than in the 1950’s

October 8, 2014

When being fed the same diet, today’s chickens grow to over 4,000 grams, compared to 905 grams for a chicken common to the 1950’s. This is highly correlated to an increase in chicken consumption over the same period, which became more popular than pork in the 1990’s and is nearly as popular as beef today.

–from Vox.com

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Number of Chickens on Earth up 262% since 1970

September 4, 2013

The the global chicken population has exploded since 1970, with over 20 billion chickens living in 2010. Their numbers have increased 262% since 1970.

–from Mother Jones