Things are changing quickly in the chicken industry. The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, recently announced an antibiotic-free standard for companies to follow when supplying chicken products to its schools. Katy Keiffer digests this news with a great panel of guests on both sides of the industry on this week’s episode of What Doesn’t Kill You. She’s joined by Dr. John Glisson, Vice President of research at the US Poultry & Egg Association in Tucker, Georgia, Eric Goldstein, Chief Executive of the Office of School Support Services and Mark Izeman, Director, New York Urban Program, Senior Attorney, Food & Agriculture and Senior Attorney, Urban Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“The cost of producing chicken will go up soon as a result of this [The Urban School Food Alliance announcement]” [16:00]
–Dr. John Glisson on What Doesn’t Kill You
“We came to the realization there’s an overuse of non therapeutic antibiotics in the poultry sector. That’s just something we don’t like.” [25:00]
–Eric Goldstein on What Doesn’t Kill You
“As the scientific evidence mounts, industry groups often tend to splinter.” [37:00]
–Mark Izeman on What Doesn’t Kill You