Story: Poultry industry

No added hormones

No added hormones

The New Zealand Poultry Industry Association has affirmed that no hormones are used in the production of poultry meat. The rapid growth rates of chickens are a result of selective breeding and high standards of farming and nutrition. However, some marketing still assures consumers that hormones are not added to chicken feed.

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - Food safety and animal welfare', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17304/no-added-hormones (accessed 1 March 2020)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008