Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst the Center for Food Safety
Connie Diekman, RD, director of university nutritionWashington University in St. Louis
Based on nutrition alone, organic chicken isnt worth the moneybut it is if youre worried about food poisoning, GMOs, or how the chicken was raised. To make sure any kind of bird is safe to eat: Note whether its plump (which is good) or dry (bad), and check to make sure its not close to the "sell by" date. Chicken is the most perishable meat, so when in doubt, sniff itand put it back if anything smells off.