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The Meat Industry Now Consumes Four-Fifths of All Antibiotics


Business  (tags: the meat industry, FDA, antibiotics, antibiotics in agriculture, FDA developing guidelines, resistant bacteria, health )

Judy
- 434 days ago - motherjones.com
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a set of voluntary "guidelines" designed to nudge the meat industry to curb its antibiotics habit. As we wait, the industry is madly pumping antibiotics into animals as fast as they can.



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JL A. (269)
Friday February 8, 2013, 6:47 pm
Scary data!
 

Dale O. (177)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:05 pm
Bizarre, things that are permitted in the American food chain are often not used in many other countries. Don't live in the U.S. but if I did I would only purchase organically raised meat...this at least isn't full of antibiotics/growth hormones and whatever. Food these days, be it meat or highly processed 'foods' are getting so dangerous that one needs to hang an Danger sign on it. Then...there is Monsanto, the threat to all living plant life on the planet.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:43 pm
Shocking indeed. Another reason not to eat meat, and sorry for the injustice to these animals.
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:38 am
It is a wondrous commercial cycle you see. Daft human chomps on burger or rare steak laced with antibiotics so now the bacteria within him mutate and the regular antibiotics become less effective when he is ill. The antibiotic company can now develop a more powerful antibiotic to replace the now ineffectual one and charge for its development and production. Win-win situation with our meat chomperís hypochondria and gluttony satisfied whilst the drug company's turnover and profits rise steadily. The government revenue boys and girls rub there pudgy hands together in glee as the tax money flows in ready to be flushed down the toilet of government monetary waste and even the Insurance gang are happy as they jack the premiums up and up.
 

Ro H. (0)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:44 am
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