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The early to mid 1900s saw the division of chickens into breeds that produced lots of eggs versus breeds that produced lots of tasty meat. Males of the first type (egg layers) obviously don't lay eggs, and they don't grow large enough to produce lots of tasty meat. It costs factory farmers much, much more in terms of feed and real estate to raise those ...


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The Wikipedia page on chick culling provides a good overview. Note that quoted claims confuse the general practice of culling with the specific practice of maceration. Culling also includes other methods, such as gassing with carbon dioxide. USA The American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals (2020) support the use of ...


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This posted article from May 2019 discusses the claim and its origins. The idea that there are only 100 harvests left is just a fantasy Despite dozens of headlines quoting these predictions, surprisingly only one peer-reviewed paper from a scientific journal is ever cited as evidence to back them up. This 2014 study from the University of Sheffield ...


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Yes, Viva!, a UK-based pro-vegan charity conducted a survey in 2016. Here is their press release dated four days before the cited article. Note, this was not a scientific study, published in a peer-reviewed journal. It was a survey commissioned by a political lobby group used to get media attention. They report that the surveyed people changed their ...


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Larian's answer suitably covers some logical issues with the claim, which is enough to perhaps comfort you in your skepticism, but it doesn't empirically answer the question for us. It seems the association of the moon with mushrooms is ancient. Some ancient knowledge is derived from observation, but most of it is steeped in superstition and religious/occult ...


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False if referring to Chapter 12 Bankruptcies It's unclear what the original claim is about "Farm bankruptcies" is meant to mean. My immediate reaction is that this person is talking about Chapter 12 Bankruptcy, commonly referred to as "farmer bankruptcy," but actually includes fishermen. If this person is indeed talking about Chapter 12, ...


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