Big Chicken, with Maryn McKenna


In her new book, Big Chicken, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals the fascinating history of chicken and how the common backyard bird became an industrial commodity that impacts human health all around the world. During this event, McKenna will highlight the crucial elements to the fowl’s meteoric rise, including the routine use of antibiotics—a practice that would transform agriculture, change the world's eating habits, and contribute to the deadly rise of drug-resistant infections around the globe. Food writer Mark Bittman calls Big Chicken “A mustread for anyone who cares about the quality of food and the welfare of animals,” and this discussion will offer a healthy portion of its lessons.


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Meets at Boston University: 725 Commonwealth Ave College of Arts and Sciences Room 224 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 01, 2018 (1 meeting)