Greener Turkeys? Careful what you wish for!

Green turkey, fish-tainted eggs, waterlogged bacon, slurry tasting cheese, green potatoes from excess nitrogen….. The Tesco green turkey headlines are a tragic reminder of the poor state of our food system. Green Muscle Disease is not new but it is on the increase due to greed. It is prevalent in mass produced overgrown broilers where there is necrosis and atrophy of the deep pectoral muscle – in short they have tried to flap wings that are not built for the weight of breast meat on their frame. They are stressed in over-crowded conditions and/or ‘developed’ breed for bigger cuts and other environmental stresses. The increased blood circulation caused by flapping exerts pressure restricting

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