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Supporters of the legislation say the arsenic additive contaminates chicken meat and waste, polluting soil and the Chesapeake Bay. But opponents say the legislation isn't necessary because Pfizer Inc., the company that makes roxarsone, voluntarily suspended the sale of the chemical. Full Story »

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Caroline Silver
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by Caroline Silver - May. 7, 2012

An opinion piece I could write on this topic could be one that not only raises the question of arsenic and the chicken industry, but also what else is happening to the chickens at these farms. What else is being put in them. Another opinion piece I could write, could raise the question of if this is a issue for government and business, or "who's mess is it to clean up"? I could also write an op-ed about the workers that would lose their job, and the implications about this legislation and whether its a good or bad thing.

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Matthew Copley
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by Matthew Copley - Apr. 10, 2012

Has it seriously taken us this long to stop feeding our livestock artificial chemicals? I find this slightly ridiculous, but at last it seems the government is taking a pro-organic stance on this matter.

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Angelina Duckett
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by Angelina Duckett - May. 9, 2012

This article is good journalism in the sense that it brings up an important issue in society by providing factual information and making it relevant to everyone. The chickens in chicken companies are force fed, including feed that contains arsenic. This article provides the scientific evidence that this chemical is unhealthy and dangerous and considering that most people consume chicken, it is relevant in society by making it known to its readers the dangers that come from force fed animals. This story is news worthy as it discusses a rising issue that most people will find important and it is trust worthy as it cites reliable sources.

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