Gianaris seeks to halt feed additive

 

    The Queens Chronicle wrote an article about Senator Gianaris' proposal to ban the chicken feed additive, Roxarsone, which has been linked to several diseases, including cancer.

    State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) announced Monday he has proposed a ban of Roxarsone (3-Nitro) and other drugs containing arsenic in chicken feed.

     

    Roxarsone aids in making the appearance of poultry pinker because it causes the chicken’s blood vessels to grow unnaturally larger. The additive has been linked to several diseases, including cancer.

     

    “This is a known cancer-causing agent that has no business being in our system,” Gianaris said.

     

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    Gianaris said he wants people to feel confident in the food they consume.

     

    “This is important to public safety — to public health.”

     

    Read the full article here.

    Publication date: 
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 00:00