Chicken is becoming one of the most favorite types of meat in the US, so the farmers must increase their production. However, there is something more that must be discussed.
Nowadays, campaigns are trying to educate the public that the white stripes on some chicken cuts indicate that the chicken had a muscle disorder known as ‘white striping’. Even though this is not harmful to humans, it shows how the chickens were raised.
This disorder destroys the quality of the chicken meat and increases the fat content tremendously.
This problem occurs since the chicken need to grow faster and quicker than before. For instance, nowadays a chicken is ready for the market in around 40 days, while before they needed at least 4 months.
In a research carried out on more than 250 chickens, nearly all of them had tougher meat and white striping.
Unfortunately, the farmers are not planning to change their growing methods.