oh bull hockey
this is more of the food control garbage this administration is trying to foist on us
Big Pharma shakes hands with Big Farmers. A pact made in hell.
Somehow, the Republicans and the Tea Party are at fault! I’m sure of it!!!
Sorry to hear about your loss and especially how your sister died. What a tragedy.
The article is pretty much hooey. Farmers and the government have been aware of, and have been controlling, antibiotics use for decades, and are very aware of overuse problems and try to avoid them. Here are some good references, the first is simple, the second more detailed.
Animal Health Institute:
Pork industry (though really, “Pork Cares” as a slogan?):
I’m not a hand sanitizer mom like so many other parents I know. We’ve even switched our hand soaps to regular soap and not antibacterial soap. I insist my kids get dirty. We rarely use antibiotics, and I think each of them has only been on them twice. My family is quite healthy, and I think one of the reasons is because of dirt.
I’ve long thought the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed to marginally improve productivity is madness. We put people in jail for the misuse of opiate painkillers, but have few controls over the use and misuse of antibiotics. It’s going to cost lives.
Those aren't farms; they're animal factories.