Mark Cook discusses a question: Why do chickens grow faster in germfree vs. conventional environments? It was called the billion dollar problem. This investigation led directly or indirectly to discoveries such as a hairball formula for cats, a breath detection of infection for the critically ill, and much more. To date, the billion dollar chicken problem remains unsolved, but the chickens keep pointing to answers in different directions.
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