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Are there GMO chickens in our supermarkets?

There has not yet been a commercial release of GMO animals for human consumption to date, internationally. The very big chickens from South Africa or Brazil that are found in the Zimbabwean markets are therefore not GMO. However they are fed on GMO food and there is surplus food hence they grow very big. Since they will have to be sold to markets far from where they are produced, they are injected with brine solution in order to prevent them from shrinking during freezing for such long periods of time. Consequently the chickens retain their large size after freezing but will shrink and loose taste once cooked.


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