The FDA just revealed that over 70% of Chickens in America contain cancer-causing arsenic. This shocking admission from FDA could change the way we eat forever.
According to media reports, the FDA has asked Pfizer to stop manufacturing the arsenic-containing drug, Roxarsone, that was found in the livers of nearly half of all chicken tested.
The agency said it recently conducted “a study of 100 broiler chickens that detected inorganic arsenic at higher levels in the livers of chickens treated with 3-Nitro compared with untreated chickens.”
This urgent request by the FDA is surprising in itself as the agency has always maintained that the arsenic in chickens is at such low levels that it is safe for consumption, when meanwhile it has been clinically proven to be extremely toxic to human health, causing an array of neurological defects in developing fetuses and young children.
Pfizer said sale of 3-Nitro would be stopped by early July in order to allow animal producers to “transition to other treatments.”
The FA is advising consumers to make sure you look out for the following next time you’re out buying chicken:
Aim for “Certified Organic” meat products. It’s probably safest choice for you and your family. Make sure that the fat content on the chicken is white to deep yellow, not gray or pasty. And finally, If the chicken meat is bright pink in color, like in an unnatural way, avoid it at all costs.
What do you think? Should consumers cut chicken from their diet completely?