McDonald’s Chickens Go Antibiotic Free


There has been so much bad press about McDonald’s and fast food in general in the wake of the world becoming more aware of GMO and Monsato, that we knew some changes had to be coming soon. At last, they have arrived. The first big change we are seeing is McDonald’s. No more chickens fed with antibiotics while they are being raised to make them heavier and meatier. That is cruel and twisted, and we are glad to see the fast food company has put that era behind it.

McDonald’s announced today it will begin only sourcing chickens raised without medically important antibiotics in the U.S. When a juggernaut like McDonald’s makes such decisions, the food world listens—and sourcing only antibiotic-free chicken is a big deal.

What next? Hopefully the mass extinction of “pink slime.” Either way, this is a step in the right direction.

[Image, story via Gizmodo]