This is very important to me and I hope that I am not the only one who cares but have you noticed that, over the years, the chickens and chicken pieces, sold in the grocery stores have grown to immense size? It is like you are buying a turkey instead of a chicken and a chicken breast will almost feed a family of four when it used to barely feed one person. This might not be such an issue except that most people don't eat their chicken raw and prefer to cook it. Cooking a 2 LB chicken breast usually results in the outside being overcooked and chewy while the inner part is bloody and red. The same goes for legs, thighs and wings. What idiot thought of this?
I did some internet research and it seems that the chicken growers are letting their chickens live longer to increase their size thus satisfying a market demand. What market demand? I don't know anyone who is picketing a chicken farm demanding super huge chickens. I talked to the employees at my local supermarket who confirmed that market demand calls for 8 pound chickens.
I may ask what is the point? They don't taste as good as they once did. Even the free range and organic chickens are like monsters.