If the Department of Agriculture (DA) is correct, we may soon be singing “Bye Bye Baby” to the native chicken. According to this report, “native chickens in the Cordillera, Philippines, are disappearing quickly. The region’s Department of Agriculture is concerned that the breed may soon become extinct.”
So who’s to blame for the native chicken going the way of their more famous cousin, the dodo? Blame the fact that not a lot of us are raising native chicken anymore and that we’ve become dependent on commercially raised poultry. Read the article here.
Speaking of commercial chicken, did you know that “cull chicken” is full of antibiotics and hormones and is thus bad for your health? Kind of scary considering that “cull” has effectively replaced the native breed as the Cordillera’s primary source of white meat. The Northern Dispatchreports that said antibiotics and hormones “may cause cancer and other ailments for the consumer.” Read it here.
Seems like we are killing ourselves softly by eating “cull”. Kasla pinikpikan.