I watched the Frontline program “The Trouble With Antibiotics” Tuesday evening.
The meat industry’s response to the emerging crisis in the creation of superbugs due to the overuse of antibiotics is discouraging.
Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in America are used in animals.
Antibiotics make chickens, cows, and pigs grow faster, thus increasing profits for producers. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call antibiotic resistant pathogens one of America’s top five health problems, the meat industry insists on continuing business as usual.