Is Bigger Really Always Better?

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Chickens

In the 1950s, a typical chicken weighed about 3 pounds. Today, a fully-grown chicken is almost twice that size-5 pounds. According to a spokesman from the National

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Photo by: Shutterstock

Chickens

In the 1950s, a typical chicken weighed about 3 pounds. Today, a fully-grown chicken is almost twice that size-5 pounds. According to a spokesman from the National Chicken Council, that's because the cost per pound goes down in processing when the larger birds provide extra meat. In a restaurant, that means more chicken fingers, nuggets and patties. At home, it means bigger thighs, heartier breasts… and heavier summer picnic baskets.

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Mon, Jun 3, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
To say that we are a Supersized nation is an understatement. We all know that most things food-related-from our serving sizes to our farm animals-have grown over the years. It turns out everything from houses, to dinnerware, to wine glasses seem to be part of the idea that "Bigger is Better," and that's having an impact on our health and the way we live. Take a look at how much things have changed over the years…



- by Melissa Walker



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