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Certified Organic Chicken vs. Conventionally Raised Poultry > Meet the Farmer

“Most women get diamonds for their 25th wedding anniversary. I got a chicken named after me,” says Mary Pitman, co-owner of a free-range, certified organic poultry farming business in California’s Central Valley with her husband Rick. She had spent decades trying to eliminate food additives and toxins from her diet because of health problems. And on their anniversary, the Pitmans decided to do the same for their animals and started Mary’s Chickens. That meant no antibiotics or hormones; no GMOs in the organic feed. “We took out all the poisons— and at first, my husband was scared, like oh my...

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Protein Spotlight: Organic Chicken