The Broiler Chicken Is a Good Window Into The Anthropocene

Several institutes in the UK and South Africa have concluded that the broiler chicken is a mirror that shows the existence of the Anthropocene. A rationale for using chicken as a proxy for human-induced biosphere change has been outlined in the current research.

The Anthropocene, as defined by experts, is a new age in which humans are bearing the brunt of their actions on the earth. The broiler chicken is the best place to see the effects of these changes. The broiler chicken is the world’s most popular bird, closely followed by the red-billed quelea.

According to the findings, there are a disproportionately large number of chickens when compared to the rest of the flock. The current day broilers are so different from their forebears that they are unable to reproduce or survive in the wild, making them unsuitable for human consumption. Within a matter of weeks, these birds are produced and allowed to develop to their desired size. It is impossible to survive adulthood if the meaty region of the body becomes too large. The bones of these birds are thrown away in landfills where they can continue to fossilise because they are widely consumed around the world.

If we die as a result of global warming, nuclear war, or pandemics, the next generation may learn about our fondness for chicken through landfill excavation. In contrast to birds, plastics and radiation left behind by the birds are harmful to subsequent life forms. It is difficult to speak to lab-grown fake meat as meat, according to Dan Kovich of the National Pork Producers Council. Instead, he prefers to refer to the cellular counterpart as lab-produced cultured protein. No matter how high it rises, the environmental damage caused by this future meat business will be worthwhile.