How the rise in intensive farming is putting pressure on the environment

An extra 9.9 million chickens per year sounds like a lot. However, given the nation’s ravenous appetite for poultry, it barely registers.

by Gareth Simkins
Broilers are raised from chicks to slaughter-weight in about six weeks. Photograph: Farm Images/Getty Images
Broilers are raised from chicks to slaughter-weight in about six weeks. Photograph: Farm Images/Getty Images

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