Backyards, bias, and botulism

I read with interest this week the report in The Guardian of an undercover investigation into the UK poultry industry. It exposed some 'dirty secrets' of the process and offered some insight into the problem of campylobacter infections that over 250,000 Britons pick up each year. It reminded me however of a piece I wrote …

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Feeding scraps & growing your own chicken feed (the way it was)

A couple of posts ago I blogged about my perspective on the EU legislation relating to the feeding of kitchen scraps to your chickens. As a result quite a few people contacted me wanting to know a bit more about how folks fed their feathered livestock prior to the 'meddling EU' getting involved. The premise behind it all …