“Chicken is already the most popular meat in the US, and is projected to be the planet’s favourite flesh by 2020. Future civilisations will find traces of humankind’s 50 billion bird-a-year habit in the fossil record, a marker for what we now call the Anthropocene. And yet responsibility for the dramatic change in our consumption lies not so much in general human activity, but capitalism.” The Guardian: The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget.

+ NPR: How Prized Bull Semen and DNA Testing Are Reshaping America’s Beef Herd.