Thursday, December 1, 2011

Letter to the Editor of the University of Virginia Alumni Association Magazine, Fall 2011, Titled: Food Talk

Black Buzz News Service
Charlottesville, VA
December 1, 2011

["Consequences of Dinner," Summer, 2011] was a very informative and well-researched article.  My parents owned a chicken store in Pittsburgh in the late 1940's, and we fed our chickens only certified natural corn feed, soybean mash and fish meal.  We also gave our hens a high concentration of calcium, plus oyster shells, and gave the  chicks only certified purified water.  We never let our chickens eat scraps and their diet didn't contain hormones or antibiotics.  Chicks came from a farm that didn't use pesticides or commercial fertilizers and the entire environment where we kept the chickens was spic-and-span.  My mother would bake, broil, fry, grill and roast her chickens.  They were the most tender and tasty birds I have ever eaten.

                                                                               Ronald B. Saunders
                                                                               Scarsdale, New York

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