Do you know who the top purchaser of antibiotics in the US is? And why it matters?
While large private and public hospitals may come to mind, or perhaps one of the national pharmacy chains, you would be mistaken.
“The FDA estimates that 80% of the antimicrobial drugs sold in the U.S. every year now go to the meat industry.”
This thought alone is jarring, but there is more to the story and it’s not pretty. In the video above, Dr. Greger explains how factory farms are becoming factories not only for animal cruelty, but for antibiotic resistant diseases.
For those who believe that “organic, humanely-raised” animal products are a solution to this problem, please click on the links below to learn more about why they are not an ethical or viable option.
To learn more about the humane meat myth click here.
To learn more about the eco-friendly animal products myth click here.
To learn more about backyard eggs click here.
To learn more about where slaughterhouse byproducts go click here.