The Six-Winged Chicken and other mythical creatures of the food industry
by Anne Kamps
A few years ago stories circulated on the internet about Six-winged chickens. For a while they seemed to exist. Various media wrote about them, with images of chickens with six wings. Whether this mythical creature really exists remains unclear.
In media nowadays it's hard to differentiate between real and fake news. Manipulating information is simple, and the sheer amount of news - whether fake or true - is overwhelming. This results in doubt, and the possibility of getting carried away by fantasy. Especially when facts are withheld or invisible, as is the case in the meat industry. Indeed, most people have no idea where the meat they eat comes from; it's hard to know when production takes place on such a huge scale.
With the book "The six-winged Chicken and other mythical creatures of the food industry" Anne Kamps explores the boundary between fact and fiction. She captures the zeitgeist, with its fake news, mad technologies and a food industry further removed from humans than ever before.