Maryn McKenna | Big Chicken

Maryn McKenna | Big Chicken

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Location:
Manuel's Tavern
602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again.

What you eat matters—for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: from the farm where it's raised directly to your dinner table. Consumed more than any other meat in the United States, chicken is emblematic of today's mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health. Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming, documenting how and why "wonder drugs" revolutionized the way the world eats—and not necessarily for the better. Rich with scientific, historical, and cultural insights, this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America's favorite foods—and shows us the way to safer, healthier eating for ourselves and our children.

ABOUT THE EVENT
On Monday, September 18, at 7PM, Maryn McKenna will appear at Manuel's Tavern to read, discuss, and answer questions about Big Chicken. A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event.

This event is free and open to the public.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.