We are the Borg.
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https://www.npr.org/2019/02/24/69718587 ... your-poult
The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy? GPS Now Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry
Shoppers are willing to pay a premium for ingredients that are cage-free, organic or wild caught. But how do you really know if the chicken you are eating spent its life happily pecking for corn or if your blackberries were grown locally and are pesticide free?
Simple. Put a tracking device on it.
It's not as absurd as it sounds, says Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. A GPS tracker strapped to the leg of a chicken, says Metcalfe, means "that people who potentially will buy that chicken will know every step that that chicken has taken."
ZhongAn Online, a Chinese insurance company, has already outfitted more than a 100,000 chickens with trackers. The sensors upload information, such as how much exercise each chicken gets and what it ate. The company says the technology will be on 2,500 farms in China by next year.
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Yeah, I ain't eatin' no lazy chicken!
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Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want
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Some people are so precious about their food these days.
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Hello? Hello? What's all this shouting?! We'll have no trouble here!
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Working out any bugs in the technology before using it on people.
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