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(Mother Jones)   You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken? Think again   (motherjones.com) divider line 99
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2014-01-08 07:53:52 PM  
You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

No.

Wash your hands, clean your cutting boards and cook your goddamn food properly.
 
2014-01-08 07:58:30 PM  
After having worked with people who were responsible for drawing up regulations for "Organic Food" in Canada (which were eventually not approved), they won't touch anything labelled "Organic" in Canada without doing some pretty in-depth research. So no, I don't think that organic chicken is any safer than the farm factory mutant chickyn* that I get at the grocery store.

* I know they don't technically have 6 legs and 6 wings and live short lives of utter misery, but even if they did I wouldn't give a damn as long as they tasted delicious.
 
2014-01-08 08:00:53 PM  
You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

No, but I like to pretend it was raised more humanely.
 
2014-01-08 08:13:55 PM  
No, but I do think that it tastes like an actual chicken instead of tofu.
 
2014-01-08 08:55:33 PM  
You think this is the real Quaid?

It is.
 
2014-01-08 09:24:40 PM  
There's not much difference between an organically raise chicken and a traditionally raised chicken when it comes to farking.
 
2014-01-08 09:30:04 PM  

bronyaur1: No, but I do think that it tastes like an actual chicken instead of tofu.


Pretty much this. I'd actually expect it to be more dangerous because, in addition to the super-bacteria, it would also have the regular bacteria antibiotics are supposed to suppress.
 
2014-01-08 09:50:40 PM  

shanrick: There's not much difference between an organically raise chicken and a traditionally raised chicken when it comes to farking.


Keep on farking that chicken is what I say.
 
2014-01-08 09:55:00 PM  
Regular and organic chicken are on equal branches of the same poul tree.

- Anonymous
 
2014-01-08 10:44:46 PM  

bronyaur1: No, but I do think that it tastes like an actual chicken instead of tofu.


This. Plus I get mine from a local butcher, not a Supermarket
 
2014-01-08 11:09:26 PM  
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2014-01-08 11:38:41 PM  
They say that human flesh tastes like chicken. Which means that chicken tastes like human flesh.

Food for thought. Or not. Seriously, don't think about it.
 
2014-01-08 11:40:44 PM  
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2014-01-08 11:45:07 PM  

shanrick: There's not much difference between an organically raise chicken and a traditionally raised chicken when it comes to farking.


so....
 
2014-01-08 11:45:18 PM  

styckx: oblig


Thank you.
 
2014-01-08 11:47:09 PM  
Are the organic chickens fed cow or chicken meat? Because I know that's where I get my antibiotics.
 
2014-01-08 11:47:37 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: bronyaur1: No, but I do think that it tastes like an actual chicken instead of tofu.

Pretty much this. I'd actually expect it to be more dangerous because, in addition to the super-bacteria, it would also have the regular bacteria antibiotics are supposed to suppress.


Or we could just start vaccinating our goddamn chickens like the rest of the civilized world does... The US has nearly a million reported cases of salmonella poisoning every year. You know how many the UK had in 2010? <500. More people died from salmonella in the US than got sick in the UK.


Solid Muldoon: They say that human flesh tastes like chicken. Which means that chicken tastes like human flesh.

Food for thought. Or not. Seriously, don't think about it.


Pork, not chicken.
 
2014-01-08 11:51:01 PM  
If you eat under-cooked poultry, you deserve what you get.
 
2014-01-08 11:51:41 PM  
You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

Safer?  No.  Better tasting?  Hell yes.  Actually gets bigger and retains its juices while I cook it instead of shriveling into a dry puck?  Yes.  More Nutritious?  Not sure about chicken, but for many foods yes.

Also, as a hunter I appreciate knowing that my food may have lived a less tortured life.  I take a lot of pride in the fact that when I kill prey it lived a decent life up until the moment a predator quickly ended it, and I'd like to extend that to the rest of my eating habits.
 
2014-01-08 11:51:48 PM  
Unrelated, but it has fascinated me that the US and the Dominican Republic are the only places I've ever been where chicken eggs are refrigerated.
 
2014-01-08 11:53:25 PM  

plushpuppy: bronyaur1: No, but I do think that it tastes like an actual chicken instead of tofu.

This. Plus I get mine from a local butcher, not a Supermarket


Who gets his meat from the same food distributor as your supermarket.
 
2014-01-08 11:55:36 PM  
Well that's it I'm only buying inorganic chicken from now on!

Solid Muldoon: They say that human flesh tastes like chicken. Which means that chicken tastes like human flesh.

Food for thought. Or not. Seriously, don't think about it.


I've heard it tastes sweeter than chicken.

/If I ever crash in the mountains I'll get to find out. *drool*
//Fire roasted Steve!
 
2014-01-09 12:00:49 AM  

fusillade762: You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

No.

Wash your hands, clean your cutting boards and cook your goddamn food properly.


THIS

That is all, no matter WHAT kind of poultry you eat(and I eat organic)...
 
2014-01-09 12:05:12 AM  

dpzum1: fusillade762: You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

No.

Wash your hands, clean your cutting boards and cook your goddamn food properly.

THIS

That is all, no matter WHAT kind of poultry you eat(and I eat organic)...


One thing I can say that is different, though, is when we cook these organics to make broth or soup(or dog food). We used to put the slow cooker outside (live in AZ) because of the smell. Not a problem anymore. there is almost no "chicken" smell and we can cook them inside now.
 
2014-01-09 12:08:19 AM  
So wait I should by non organic chicken because it is safer? LMFAO---Something tells me the writer is a VEGAN and wants me to be VEGAN. I am not buying it because it is "safer" I am buying it because cage free means happier chickens which means TASTIER chickens.
 
2014-01-09 12:10:29 AM  
Vegan chicken IS best chicken.
 
2014-01-09 12:10:42 AM  

Cup_O_Jo: So wait I should by non organic chicken because it is safer? LMFAO---Something tells me the writer is a VEGAN and wants me to be VEGAN. I am not buying it because it is "safer" I am buying it because cage free means happier chickens which means TASTIER chickens.


Organic doesn't mean cage free.
 
2014-01-09 12:12:01 AM  

Boo_Guy: //Fire roasted Steve!


Just make sure he is locally sourced, cage free and organic. Otherwise he will taste like tofu
 
2014-01-09 12:15:43 AM  
This just confirms what I have always thought; there is only one significant difference between "organic" and regular versions of a particular food item...........cost.

Organic food is one of the greatest scams ever pulled on the American people.
 
2014-01-09 12:17:49 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cup_O_Jo: So wait I should by non organic chicken because it is safer? LMFAO---Something tells me the writer is a VEGAN and wants me to be VEGAN. I am not buying it because it is "safer" I am buying it because cage free means happier chickens which means TASTIER chickens.

Organic doesn't mean cage free.


Because there are so many organic chickens that do not tout cage free.. Umkay. Sure Trolly Mctrollister.
 
2014-01-09 12:20:01 AM  

Ima4nic8or: This just confirms what I have always thought; there is only one significant difference between "organic" and regular versions of a particular food item...........cost.

Organic food is one of the greatest scams ever pulled on the American people.


It doesn't smell, doesn't turn into a "puck" when you cook it (wtf) and the chickens are happier when their heads are cut off... Come on man, haven't you read the thread?
 
2014-01-09 12:21:01 AM  

Cup_O_Jo: So wait I should by non organic chicken because it is safer? LMFAO---Something tells me the writer is a VEGAN and wants me to be VEGAN. I am not buying it because it is "safer" I am buying it because cage free means happier chickens which means TASTIER chickens.


I prefer free-range (or at least cage-free) but don't give a damn whether it's "organic."

/carbon-based chicken? plenty organic for me
 
2014-01-09 12:23:15 AM  
I don't buy it because it's safer. I buy it because it says "organic" on the label, and I can lord it over all you inferior beings who buy "ordinary" chicken.
 
2014-01-09 12:24:31 AM  

Boo_Guy: Well that's it I'm only buying inorganic chicken from now on!

Solid Muldoon: They say that human flesh tastes like chicken. Which means that chicken tastes like human flesh.

Food for thought. Or not. Seriously, don't think about it.

I've heard it tastes sweeter than chicken.

/If I ever crash in the mountains I'll get to find out. *drool*
//Fire roasted Steve!


Human tastes like pork.
 
2014-01-09 12:27:51 AM  
If it isn't chemically separated and shaped into little nuggets, I ain't eating no chicken.

/two things of sweet and sour, please
//scratch that, one sweet and sour, one barbecue
///on second thought, can I get a double cheeseburger?
 
2014-01-09 12:28:25 AM  
...safer...?

Don't know. Never been attack by chicken.
 
2014-01-09 12:33:04 AM  
If I ever crash in the mountains, I hope Mimi Rogers is there. Because, yum!
 
2014-01-09 12:33:32 AM  

dpzum1: fusillade762: You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

No.

Wash your hands, clean your cutting boards and cook your goddamn food properly.

THIS

That is all, no matter WHAT kind of poultry you eat(and I eat organic)...


Cutting boards is where most people fail big time. At a minimum use one side exclusively for meats and the other side exclusively for veggies. Always. And clean the hell out of them after every single use before anything has time to dry. Even better have 2 and save one just for meats and one just for fruits and veggies. Cross contamination is what gets people sick. If you like rare to medium rare beef (like one should) have a separate one just for beef just in case the pork or chicken left behind some cooties that you missed. You can buy them in different colors so there's no reason to mix them up and if you are choosy you can even get them sized to fit inside your sink lip so that they will sit right over the sink and the blood or whatever will drain right off into it keeping it off of your counter (another common source of cross contamination). Don't have room for them? Get a glass one that won't mar and catch the bacteria (but it will dull your knives faster so keep that in mind).

And for gods sake never use any of them for baking. Ever. Get a good wooden one for that and keep it as dry as you can.

Finally don't lean them against each other, especially if there's even a bit of damp on them.

\cutting boards are bacteria sponges.
 
2014-01-09 12:34:58 AM  
One thing I definitely buy organic is milk. That shiat lasts a long time.
 
2014-01-09 12:35:48 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Boo_Guy: Well that's it I'm only buying inorganic chicken from now on!

Solid Muldoon: They say that human flesh tastes like chicken. Which means that chicken tastes like human flesh.

Food for thought. Or not. Seriously, don't think about it.

I've heard it tastes sweeter than chicken.

/If I ever crash in the mountains I'll get to find out. *drool*
//Fire roasted Steve!

Human tastes like pork.


So where can I order some?

The cragislist ads I reply to are always cops.

/finger licking good!
 
2014-01-09 12:36:43 AM  

Cup_O_Jo: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cup_O_Jo: So wait I should by non organic chicken because it is safer? LMFAO---Something tells me the writer is a VEGAN and wants me to be VEGAN. I am not buying it because it is "safer" I am buying it because cage free means happier chickens which means TASTIER chickens.

Organic doesn't mean cage free.

Because there are so many organic chickens that do not tout cage free.. Umkay. Sure Trolly Mctrollister.


 It's the other way around; there are many cage-free chickens that don't qualify as "organic."
 
2014-01-09 12:38:53 AM  
Level up those feels and taste buds!  RAWR!   Live happy die happy.

/Vodak marinated
 
2014-01-09 12:40:20 AM  

fusillade762: You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

No.

Wash your hands, clean your cutting boards and cook your goddamn food properly.


This. I was never under the impression ANY chicken was "safe."
 
2014-01-09 12:46:18 AM  

TinyFist: Unrelated, but it has fascinated me that the US and the Dominican Republic are the only places I've ever been where chicken eggs are refrigerated.


I know in the UK, they vaccinate egg laying chickens against
salmonella.


Lots of autistic chickens I'd assume.
 
2014-01-09 12:56:07 AM  

Gyrfalcon: This. I was never under the impression ANY chicken was "safe."


It isn't. It can go bad in a couple of hours or less if it wasn't handled properly by people you don't know in places that you have no control over. It can go bad in your trunk as you drive home from the store. If you can catch even the slightest smell that I can only describe as "Tinny" don't eat it. Ever. Toss it or take it back. If you bite into it and you get even a slight (Tinny again) taste spit it out. It can "Look" good and still be bad. The date and label on the package means squat as far as I'm concerned. I've gotten bad chicken from reputable chain stores with reputable labels on them. Shiat happens in the supply chain and a good store will make it right, especially with chicken.
 
2014-01-09 12:56:11 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Boo_Guy: Well that's it I'm only buying inorganic chicken from now on!

Solid Muldoon: They say that human flesh tastes like chicken. Which means that chicken tastes like human flesh.

Food for thought. Or not. Seriously, don't think about it.

I've heard it tastes sweeter than chicken.

/If I ever crash in the mountains I'll get to find out. *drool*
//Fire roasted Steve!

Human tastes like pork.


Yeah, but in the States, it'd probably be mostly fatback.

mitchieville.com
 
2014-01-09 01:01:56 AM  

lymond01: ...safer...?

Don't know. Never been attack by chicken.


It sucks.

They would eat us if they could,
 
2014-01-09 01:03:36 AM  

fusillade762: You think that expensive organic chicken that you buy is a lot safer than regular chicken?

No.

Wash your hands, clean your cutting boards and cook your goddamn food properly.


^^ yup

(and anyone that compares organic to manufactured based solely on food poisoning, that aint the point, but whatever - eat well)
 
2014-01-09 01:04:02 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Gyrfalcon: This. I was never under the impression ANY chicken was "safe."

It isn't. It can go bad in a couple of hours or less if it wasn't handled properly by people you don't know in places that you have no control over. It can go bad in your trunk as you drive home from the store. If you can catch even the slightest smell that I can only describe as "Tinny" don't eat it. Ever. Toss it or take it back. If you bite into it and you get even a slight (Tinny again) taste spit it out. It can "Look" good and still be bad. The date and label on the package means squat as far as I'm concerned. I've gotten bad chicken from reputable chain stores with reputable labels on them. Shiat happens in the supply chain and a good store will make it right, especially with chicken.


Excellent username/post combo
 
2014-01-09 01:05:13 AM  
There's a reason it's called long pig.
 
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