Sunday, August 29, 2010
I saw some teve-program about growing your own food that claimed that "industrial" chicken ha less protein and more fat compared to organic. So I´ve been looking around for organic chicken and finally found out that I could order it through a vegetable farm/store that mediates for a breeder from down south in Sweden. It was two times as expensive a kilo than ordinary. I ordered two and asked some friends that ordered also - together five chickens.
Yesterday I went by car to collect them - forty kilometers north of the town I work in. The chickens were big, I paid close to 1000 skr for them. Called one of the other orderers and she luckily lived quite close to the place I was going to theatre at night - we met at a parking lot by the side of the road and exchanged chickens for money... weird, we laughed because this was a friend from AA that has been a drug addict and met a lot of people in parking lots, exchanging money for drugs.
This is far to expensive, timeconsuming and complicated to keep up. I doubt f the difference in taste will be worth all that extra work. I am trying to talk a friend into raising a bunch of chicken ourselves during summer but I was just told by my veterinary friend that raising chickens without a mother hen is hard because they don´t get the right knowledge to cope with living outside.
In climate preservation I am not sure that this way of eating chicken has saved anything, all that extra car transport has surely polluted a lot. And it is not realistic to spend half a day a month to shop chicken, I´ll have to search on for a more energy-sane way.