we went shopping for a Turkey for Thanksgiving last night, and my girlfriend and I will be providing the Turkey for her whole family, which is about 20 people. She picked up a Butterball Turkey (because she recognized the brand), but we chose another brand because the Butterball Turkey did not say "no anti-biotics."
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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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