Karma comes in many different sizes and shapes, and yes, Karma is one massive b…. sometimes. In this case, Karma is a “gummy”, “elastic” taste. Yes, I know that sounds somewhat out of the ordinary, and it is. Or actually, it isn’t. It was what was bound to happen.
I came across this “delightful” article on GrubStreet yesterday. Somewhere down the line of industrialization, someone had the idea to lock up and mass-produce animals with the purpose of being able to sell even more animals to the ever growing demand. One could have hoped that they’d had the stamina to stand up to insanity – unfortunately no. So we’ve now ended up with global animal factories, which produces your cheap cage chicken amongst other “delicacies”. These animals have the pleasure of being induced with drugs such as Miracle-Gro, having the chickens reach twice their natural size among other side effects. I really hope you sense the sarcasm because this is no fun at all. Not one tiny bit. It is terrifying.
Factory farmed chickens are now developing “woody breasts” due to the inhumane practices described above. It could probably be compared to bodybuilders who use growth hormones to get even bigger; some end up dying from the drugs, some just ruin their body for life. Something they should’ve been able to foresee as it is just downright unnatural to force your body to expand or slim down using fabricated products. Your body is the way it is, has the limits it has and will punish you if you don’t respect that.
So now it’s up to the industry to make a decision on what to do. My guess is that they’ll shrug and just sell the “woody breasts” cheaper than the “good” produce, as humans all over the world still consume “fake food” like this. So again, please don’t give these large corporations any more reason to continue to sell you unnatural enforced produce. If the food is too cheap, it’s probably not food. And that goes for KFC as well. Respect yourself enough to eat food from real animals and nature. Yes, it might be more expensive, but it will save you twice the amount in medical and dental bills.
Know thy food.