Arsenic is a toxic chemical which, when taken in high amounts, can have fatal consequences because it possesses cancer-causing properties. Moreover, FDA admitted that chicken meat sold at supermarkets is filled with arsenic. Hence, the real issue is the arsenic’s origin.
An IATP report from 2006, called Playing Chicken, showed that more than 70% of chicken are fed with arsenic which is intentionally mixed with chicken food. This is done in order to save on food and to give healthy color to the chicken, hog, and turkey meat.
Moreover, non-organic arsenic, found in the livers of chicken, was the most toxic form of arsenic cancerous chemical. Another harmful drug which contains toxic arsenic is roxarone. It’s usually added to chicken feed so that the meat appears fatter and more pinkish.
What’s more, arsenic is 4 times more poisonous than Mercury. Believe it or not, the trivalent Arsenic is 60 times more toxic than the pentavalent Arsenic. A research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association pointed out that people who consumed large amounts of arsenic rice, without any other known arsenic exposure, had cellular changes which can lead to cancer.
In addition, it has actually been shown that when consumed; arsenic can result in intrusive squamous cell cancer, Bowen disease, basal cell skin cancer, and liver, kidney, lung, and bladder cancer.
Tips for Buying Store-Bought Chicken
- Always check the “best before” and “packaged on” dates.
- Any fat in the chicken should be white to deep yellow, never purchase any chicken that has pasty or gray colored fat.
- Chicken meat should not be unnaturally bright pink. Avoid any meat that looks too pink.
- Buy “Certified Organic” meat products when you can. It is on the only real way you can be assured what you and your family are eating is safe.