(7/8/2002) The fast food industry is definitely one of the fastest growing in the U.S., but how can they keep up with demand using traditional ingredients and methods? Is this better living through science or just another urban legend?
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Read this message about KFC is quite disturbing. Find out for yourself.
KFC has been a part of our American traditions for many years.
Many people, day in and day out, eat at KFC religiously. Do they really know what they are eating? During a recent study of KFC done at the University of New Hampshire, they found some very upsetting facts. First of all, has anybody noticed that just recently, the company has changed their name? Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC.
Does anybody know why?
We thought the real reason was because of the "FRIED" food issue. IT'S NOT! ! The reason why they call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore.
KFC does not use real chickens! They actually use genetically manipulated organisms. These so called "chickens" are kept alive by tubes inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure.
They have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet. Their bone structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great for KFC because they do not have to pay so much for their production costs. There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet.
The government has told them to change all of their menus so they do not say chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will notice this. Listen to their commercials, I guarantee you will not see or hear the word chicken.
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Just visit the KFC web site, and you'll see it's riddled with the word 'chicken.' With menu items like "Original Recipe Chicken," "Extra Tasty Crispy Chicken," "Hot & Spicy Chicken," "Chunky Chicken Pot Pie," and "Popcorn Chicken," the theory of the big chicken cover-up begins to fall apart.
Most fast food chains, KFC included, could never internally produce all of the meat and poultry their restaurants use. None could support farm (or laboratory) large enough to produce the billions of pounds they would sell each year. Instead, they buy from third-party suppliers.
In 1991, "Kentucky Fried Chicken" officially changed their name to the acronymic KFC, but their reasons were far from conspiratorial. First, they wanted to expand their menu and lessen public perception of them as a "chicken place." Second, they were responding to a growing health-consciousness that had turned "fried" into a bad word to most people (They introduced a new line of rotisserie-roasted chicken at about the same time). Finally, they were following suit of many other companies who have shortened their names because their customers already referred to them that way.
KFC does not now have, nor have they ever, massive laboratories and factories churning out "genetically manipulated organisms." And the government has not ordered them to remove "chicken" from their menus and marketing. This is just one more fast food legend without a drumstick to stand on. Break this Chain!