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There is a solution to the housing crisis – peg British house prices to the cost of a chicken

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It won't work because you're not considering like for like.

Chicken today isn't the same as chicken in the past.

Chicken in the past had a much higher protein content as a proportion of the calories contained in it.

Today's turbo grown chicken is very high in fat and quite low in protein.

Hell get a chicken leg and chop through the bones. You'll see the marrow is still red rather than grey or brown like chicken were like in the 60s and 70s. It demonstrates that chicken growth is massively accelerated.

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2 hours ago, Morganite said:

It won't work because you're not considering like for like.

Chicken today isn't the same as chicken in the past.

Chicken in the past had a much higher protein content as a proportion of the calories contained in it.

Today's turbo grown chicken is very high in fat and quite low in protein.

Hell get a chicken leg and chop through the bones. You'll see the marrow is still red rather than grey or brown like chicken were like in the 60s and 70s. It demonstrates that chicken growth is massively accelerated.

Think its same to say the same can be said for housing. Just compare the size and quality of a new build to a 1940s place

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Worked at a place once that did UV sterilising equipment, one client had a high end chicken processing plant where chickens were zapped, plucked, gutted, washed etc on an industiral scale. Environmental regulations made disposal of the saline washing solution an expensive problem so the saline water was reused via filtering and UV sterilisation (cheap, no heat, no chemicals) so it could also be used in the extra tasty ones.

Extra tasty ones are injected with saline solution which conveniently makes them more tasty and at the same time heavier, a win-win situation for the chicken wholesaler.

Never come across an extra tasty house though.

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9 hours ago, ChewingGrass said:

Worked at a place once that did UV sterilising equipment, one client had a high end chicken processing plant where chickens were zapped, plucked, gutted, washed etc on an industiral scale. Environmental regulations made disposal of the saline washing solution an expensive problem so the saline water was reused via filtering and UV sterilisation (cheap, no heat, no chemicals) so it could also be used in the extra tasty ones.

Extra tasty ones are injected with saline solution which conveniently makes them more tasty and at the same time heavier, a win-win situation for the chicken wholesaler.

Never come across an extra tasty house though.

Sounds disgusting. 

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I always thought everything was pegged against the price and volume of a mars bar......;)

 

 

Yes, I know fewer people are buying them.

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8 minutes ago, billybong said:

Supermarket chickens might be getting more expensive but unlike UK homes they aren't getting tinier and tinier.

Oh yes they are!

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The chickens lining the chiller cabinet in Morrisons’ meat section are tightly packed, drumstick to drumstick, in life as in death. ‘Mix and match — three for £10’ proclaims a bright red sticker slapped  on the packaging to promote their  latest deal.

But take a closer look and this is not quite the bargain it seems. The trio of chickens on offer weigh just 1.3kg each — individually about big enough to feed a couple of adults, but far too small to provide the centrepiece for a family’s Sunday roast.

And the Morrisons’ chickens aren’t the only ones that are shrinking.

At Aldi there’s a bird weighing in at 1.25kg, at the Co-op a 1.1kg bird, while Tesco’s offerings go down as low as 900 grams — lighter than a bag of sugar and small enough to fit comfortably in a man’s hand.

Of course, the supermarkets would argue that the small print on the labels shows the weight of the birds, after which it is up to consumers to choose what size they want to buy.

But, they also know that in these straitened times, shoppers make their purchasing decisions more than ever before on price alone.

If they can pick up a whole chicken for less than £3 (Aldi has the cheapest of the lot at £2.99), then they will gladly do so, irrespective (and possibly unaware) of its weight.

It’s a trick that savvy consumers will have spotted a lot recently as everything from chocolate bars to packs of washing powder have shrunk in size during the recession. Their cost, however, has stayed the same.

For the most part it merely means consumers get less for their money. But with chickens there is a knock-on welfare effect.

 

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1 minute ago, zugzwang said:

Oh yes they are!

 

;)

For sure in the UK supermarkets they'll likely be the tiniest in europe.

In their natural habitat, fully grown free range, they don't change though.

 

 

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....free range eggs are not at the moment free range....because of chicken flu.....all eggs are the same, depending on the diet of the chicken that lays them.;)

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Hang on a minute...restricting house price inflation to be broadly in line with RPI or wage growth would be a breach of the British social contract....this clearly sets out that you buy a house and the government has your back and enacts policies to foster rampant house prise inflation way above RPI or wages...by this mechanism you accumulate wealth by horribly exploiting future generations and you live well and retire early thanks to their labours.  The obvious fact that this is unsustainable is kicked down the road in the hope it all comes crashing down after you're dead and gone.

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