I work in an emergency room and I treat at least 3 people a day who have antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. 2 days ago I treated a 4 year old girl with MRSA. While over use of antibiotics in humans is a problem the fact is that the vast majority of antibiotics used in the USA is on farm animals destined to become human consumption. The public health threat this process is creating should be enough to have it outlawed.
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More than 36 years ago the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged there was a problem with the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. In March 2012, a lawsuit forced the FDA's hand. Last week (December 11, 2013), the FDA finally announced a plan to curb the routine use of sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics to treat and fatten up livestock on factory farms. …
Did you know that the majority of holiday turkeys destined for your table can't fly or walk because they were kept in tight spaces and continuously fed antibiotics to make them fat? Did you also know that your Butterball turkey could actually make you sick? Scientists have determined that the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in turkey feed is producing antibiotic-resistant bugs. And…
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