What I did not expect, however, was how graphic the show was going to be. In a nutshell, he invited guests from all walks of life to a dinner party starring eggs and chicken. Safe so far...but then....well, then it gets quite disturbing. He walks us through the life cycle of chickens bred to either lay eggs or be served up for Sunday Dinner(very different breeds, by the way)...chickens running free and those crammed into cages.
I won't go into the details, but let us say...I will never eat anything but free range chickens or eggs again. This site has photos of how chickens are raised...free or in cages. Apparently the program was aired back in 2007 originally, (some very interesting facts in the article) but it's just as hard-hitting and eye-opening today.
Jamie shares stats for Britain, but I'm guessing they are similar around the world. Here's an interview with Jamie about his call to action. And if you are intrigued but can't find the show on TV...here's a link to some video clips. I do warn you though, some of the clips and photos are disturbing.
I used to sit on the fence...sometimes buying free range, sometimes not,...after last night....I know I'd rather be paying a bit more and buying chicken less often but of better quality and higher standard of care at the source. What about you?
And remember, supporting local farmers and producers is always the best thing you can do.