Kentucky Fried Chicken Hoax.
An active Internet hoax, of the
urban legend type,
falsely claims that
(Kentucky Fried Chicken) is using genetically
engineered organisms instead of chickens. The hoax
includes reference to an unspecified study of KFC done
at the University of New Hampshire and there is no such research or
study that was done here.
When you read the message carefully you can see it has all the hallmarks
of a hoax.
It starts with a well known subject (KFC) and a timely topic
(genetic modification of animals and plants) and then spins out
a story that progresses from possible, to improbable,
and finally to impossible.
As an extra touch of false verisimilitude, there is the
vague reference to a study at the University of New Hampshire!
For a discussion and analysis of the hoax, see
any of these links:
Here is the text of one version of the KFC hoax
that we've seen:
KFC has been a part of our American traditions for many years. Many
day in and day out, eat at KFC religiously. Do they really know what
are eating? During a recent study of KFC done at the University of New
Hampshire, they found some very upsetting facts.
First of all, has anybody
noticed that just recently, the company has changed their name? Kentucky
Fried Chicken has become KFC. Does anybody know why? We thought the real
reason was because of the "FRIED" food issue. It's not. The reason why
call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore. Why?
does not use real chickens. They actually use genetically manipulated
organisms. These so called "chickens" are kept alive by tubes inserted
their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure.
have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet. Their bone structure is
dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great for KFC
because they do not have to pay so much for their production costs.
no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet.
government has told them to change all of their menus so they do not say
chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will notice this. Listen to
commercials, I guarantee you will not see or hear the word chicken. I
this matter to be very disturbing.
I hope people will start to realize this and let other people know.
forward this message to as many people as you can.
Together we [can] make KFC
start using real chicken again.
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