(FARM) As consumers continue to demand purer foods, chickens raised for Bell & Evans over the last three years have been fed a special diet consisting of oregano oil and a pinch of cinnamon as a way to prevent the spread of bacterial diseases without relying on antibiotics. However, despite encouraging preliminary test results conducted by other experimental farmers, many are skeptical and feel there are too many unanswered questions and not enough proof that these alternatives are equally as effective as antibiotics in fighting bacteria. Read on to learn more about antibiotic-free farming in the article below. — Global Animal
Chickens raised for Bell & Evans, like these in Pennsylvania, eat feed laced with oregano oil. Photo Credit: Jessica Kourkounis, NY Times
Chickens raised for Bell & Evans, like these in Pennsylvania, eat feed laced with oregano oil. Photo Credit: Jessica Kourkounis, NY Times

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/science/chicken-farms-try-oregano-as-antibiotic-substitute.html?hpw

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