KFC Using Genetically Engineered Chickens With No Feathers or Beaks-Fiction!

KFC Using Genetically Engineered Chickens With No Feathers or Beaks-Fiction!

 

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email alleging that KFC (formerly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken) is trying to increase profits by developing genetically engineered chickens that have more meat, are cheaper to raise, and faster to process. They are variously described as having no heads, no beaks, no legs, and no feathers.  That’s why they changed their name to KFC.
 

The Truth:

This one is a complete fabrication.

KFC denies it and there is no evidence of the genetically engineered chickens described.   KFC uses chickens that are born from other chickens in the normal way.  KFC did not change it’s name in order to accommodate chickens that are not really chickens.

The KFC Website has resources to all the ingredients in their food.

In early 2014 this debunked eRumor rose from the ashes and went viral once again on the World Wide Web thanks to an article posted on a website called DailyBuzzLive.

TruthOrFiction.com did some research on the site and found a link to a disclaimer page that was removed from the site saying that the site published satire.

 

Posted 4/2/03    Updated 03/02/14

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Many people, day in and day out, eat at KFC religiously.

Do they really know what they are eating? During a recent study of KFC done at the University of New Hampshire, they found some very upsetting facts.

First of all, has anybody noticed that just recently, the company has changed their name? Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC. Does anybody know why? We thought the real reason was because of the “FRIED” food issue. It’s not. The reason why they call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore. Why? KFC does not use real chickens. They actually use genetically manipulated organisms. These so called “chickens” are kept alive by tubes inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure. They have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet. Their bone structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them.
This is great for KFC because they do not have to pay so much for their production costs. There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet. The government has told them to change all of their menus so they do not say chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will notice this. Listen to their commercials, I guarantee you will not see or hear the word chicken. I find this matter to be very disturbing. I hope people will start to realize this and let other people know. Please forward this message to as many people as you can. Together we make KFC start using real chicken again.

2014 Version:

 

 

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Mutant-chickenDuring a recent study of KFC done at the University of New Hampshire they allegedly found some very upsetting facts. First of all why did they change their name? Several years ago Kentucky fried chicken became KFC. Does anybody know why? Most thought the real reason was because of the “fried” food issue. But that is not the case. The real reason why they call it KFC is because they allegedly cannot use the word chicken anymore.

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Why? KFC does not use real chickens? They allegedly use genetically manipulated organisms.