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Burger King and Popeyes Just Made the Same, Huge Change


Health & Wellness  (tags: food, humans, illness )

Phyllis
- 448 days ago - msn.com
The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, Restaurant Brands International Inc, has vowed to stop injecting chickens with antibiotics by the end of 2018.



   

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Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:05 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:06 am
Sorry.....Noted, Thanks
 

Sue H (7)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:27 am
A step in the right direction, but what about their beef products?
 

Leo C (315)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:48 am
Thank you for sharing!
 

Phyllis P (237)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:51 am
Here you go Sue H....The move comes after a string of chicken producers, including Perdue and Tyson, and other fast food restaurants including KFC and McDonalds, which will soon start using fresh beef in their burgers, announced that they will also discontinue the use of the antibiotics in their chicken supply.
 

Phyllis P (237)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:53 am
“We have officially passed the tipping point on antibiotics use in chicken served by the U.S. fast food industry. With this commitment, Burger King and Tim Hortons are helping to keep our lifesaving drugs working when sick people need them,” Lena Brook, a food policy advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement. “The next frontier in the fight against the drug resistance epidemic is to curb antibiotics use in beef and pork—and that means extending these policies beyond nuggets to burgers, sausage patties and more.”

The Natural Resources Defense Council now estimates that at least half of the U.S. chicken industry is revising their policy on using antibiotics on chickens to integrate more responsible practices.
 

Barb Knight (1692)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 12:32 pm
TY Phyllis!
 

David C (111)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 12:36 pm
any decrease in antibiotic use is good
 

Christeen A (354)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 1:56 pm
Great news.
 

Freya H (358)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 2:02 pm
Definitely good news, but I'm sticking with my vegetarian diet.
 

Animae C (506)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 2:45 pm
Means nothing to me, i don't eat meat or junk food.
 

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 2:48 pm
It is good news for those who do eat meat and chicken. I'm wondering why it takes until the end of 2018 to not inject antibiotics. Seems one could just stop today.
 

MmAway M (511)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 6:32 pm
Thx dear!
I don't eat any of that ...anymore. I did at 15 when I was working and after 2 stomach surgeries that food makes me want to HURL! STILL BAD
 

MmAway M (511)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 6:34 pm
OBTW.

The one that put me into the Hospital was BURGER KING. I don't EAT MEAT!
Did eat salads but that won't work now either
 

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 8:15 pm
Are their promises believable ? Also why take so long to stop using antibiotics ?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 9:56 pm
Great still i'd much rather be hearing about major improvements in these poor animals housing. thanks
 

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:28 pm
💙💜Noted... Interesting but the antibiotics should never have been in meat.💙💜Thank you...Phyllis💙💜

😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉
 

Sylvie A (194)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 4:45 am
It's a great news. Thank you
 

Janis K (126)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 6:11 am
Good news,, thanks!
 

Mike M (40)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 7:42 am
Do not animals but it good to see there is some change in the mindset of these companies
 

TOM T (248)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 8:23 am
VERY KEWL ! Thank You for Sharing .....
 

Frances D (124)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 12:52 pm
welcome news
 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 2:20 pm
Thanks
 

Sharon Davidson (371)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 3:44 pm
thank you well needed
 

Anne K (139)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 4:25 pm
Thanks, Phyllis.
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 5:05 pm
It's about time. Not that I eat meat but for the ones who do ...great news. Thanks Phyllis
 

Laurie H (818)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 6:55 pm
I don't miss eating meat at all and I'm very glad this is FINALLY being done for those who do. Actually, I'd like to see all of these companies come on board with great meat substitutes. There are a number of them currently doing this & investing in a healthier, sustainable future ahead instead. Thank You Phyllis!!!~
 

Raleighaway k (356)
Wednesday June 28, 2017, 10:25 pm
noted shared - good news for the meat eaters, now they have to have a veggie choivces, and stop their use of palm oil. TY
 

Patricia N (9)
Thursday June 29, 2017, 12:17 am
Known about for years and took years to get it done....wow!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 29, 2017, 8:20 am
Great news!
 

Mandi T (367)
Thursday June 29, 2017, 12:17 pm
Good news if they do it. And soon! Tks Phyliis
 

Lindsay K (6)
Thursday June 29, 2017, 1:01 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing. Definitely a step in the right direction, but a rather slow step! They could stop by the end of this year, or next month. But, hey ho, a good result.
 

Trish K (29)
Thursday June 29, 2017, 1:27 pm
Great news.
 

S J (130)
Thursday June 29, 2017, 1:55 pm
Meows Phylis
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday June 30, 2017, 1:10 am
Good news
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday June 30, 2017, 3:43 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Friday June 30, 2017, 5:57 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 3:16 am
Thanks again
 

Suzanne L (99)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 9:42 pm
Thank you Phyllis. I hope this to be a good thing and true. It should be accompanied by big changes to farming practices to ensure meats are safe because antibiotics were introduced to help prevent disease in industrial farming. Free ranging animals are healthier (and happier). People should also be aware that antibiotics are sprayed on some fruits and given to honeybees. Health Canada has always strictly regulated the use of antibiotics in food and on-the-whole Canadian foods never had the levels of additives used in the U.S. For meat-eaters the safest source is to buy locally from a farm that guarantees no antibiotics or steroids. I will continue to skip fast food places for a variety of reasons, although A&W, the first and only national burger restaurant in Canada guarantees meat that is free of all additives, preservatives and fillers for anyone interested. All their foods are sourced in Canada including potatoes and veggies, and there has never been an outbreak of foodborne illness from this chain.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 12:56 am
Thanks again
 

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 12:08 pm
Good news to be sure . . . .
 

Tamie R (0)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 1:50 pm
Read and noted, can it be done sooner? What about the beef?
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday July 3, 2017, 12:48 am
Thanks again
 

Connie O (44)
Monday July 3, 2017, 11:12 am
Thanks.
 

Melania Padilla (123)
Tuesday July 4, 2017, 11:19 am
I don't trust corporations.... I hope it is true!
 

Beth M (138)
Tuesday July 4, 2017, 3:20 pm
Why not do it sooner? I haven't eaten at either place in over a year. Hopefully they do not lie.
 

Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday July 5, 2017, 5:39 am
Thank you for sharing, Phyllis.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday July 9, 2017, 4:04 am
noted
 
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