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The Plastic Predicament

Plastic bags have become the standard for packaging farm-fresh poultry, commercial poultry, and commodity poultry. If you share our concern for consuming poultry that's pure and free from toxins, the prevalent use of plastics raises red flags. The issue of Bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics is particularly troubling, as research indicates that many flexible plastics release estrogen-like properties, posing potential health risks.

According to NPR.ORG, over 70 percent of tested products released chemicals with estrogen-like effects, even before exposure to real-world conditions such as sunlight, dishwashing, and microwaving. This study reinforces our longstanding caution to consumers about extreme heat and cooling for plastics, urging the disposal of scratched and worn plastics.

Regrettably, most plastic wraps contain a highly toxic substance called DEHA, sharing properties with phthalates found in BPA plastics. Studies reveal that, like phthalates, DEHA acts as an endocrine disruptor in the body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found metabolites of multiple phthalates in the urine of most tested Americans, with high doses in rodents causing hormone level changes and birth defects.

Rest assured, we do not wrap our chickens, or yours, in BPA or DEHA plastic. When you choose Rainbow Ranch Farms, you're making a confident decision to purchase fresh chickens from a source committed to due diligence for the well-being of our family, friends, neighbors, community, customers, and the environment.

Xenia Stavrinides

Resources (LINKS)

Chemicals in Plastics

DEHA Health Hazards

Cancer Society NZ



Bisphenol A Toxicity

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Mayo Clinic BPA


Toxicological Science Study


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