Thailand Sells Chicken Rice Made From Cannabis-Fed Chickens – Mothership.SG

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Chickens in part of Thailand have been weaned off antibiotics – giving them cannabis as a replacement to stay strong and healthy.

The chickens are then used to make chicken rice, which has proven popular, The nation reported.

North of Thailand

A farming community in Lampang, northern Thailand, conducted an experiment in cooperation with Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Agriculture to feed their chickens cannabis, which is believed to help improve the quality of meat and eggs.

Sirin Chaemthet, president of community enterprise Peth Lanna, said on June 11 that farmers switched to marijuana after chickens still suffered from avian bronchitis despite antibiotic injections, according to The nation.

Better immunity

The chickens are said to have developed higher immunity to disease in response to cannabis use and could withstand harsh weather.

The community business has decided to cut out antibiotics and only feed its chickens cannabis, she said.

National Farmers Council Chairman Prapat Panyachatrak said feeding chickens with cannabis also helps increase the commercial value of chicken products, The nation also reported.

He also warned that antibiotics in chicken meat and eggs harm consumers’ health, such as lowered immunity and allergies.

Turned into chicken rice

The company was selling chicken meat at 100 baht (S$4) per kg and eggs at 6 baht (S$0.24) each through its website.

According to Sirin, the response to chicken rice made from cannabis-fed chickens has been good.

The company plans to sell rotisserie chicken in the future.

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