If you think your food is safe, then you should take a peek at a recent report prepared by the Food and Drug Administration. According to the report, 81 percent of ground turkey, 69 percent of pork chops, 55 percent of ground beef, and 39% of chicken is contaminated by an antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria.
In the meat tested by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, or NARMS, scientists found large amounts of salmonella, E Coli and Campylobacter.
In addition, much of the bacteria was antibiotic resistant due to how antibiotics are overused by farmers.
WE CAN’T CONTINUE TO JUSTIFY THIS !!!
Antibiotics are used in livestock to prevent disease, but they are also used as a protectant and to help growth. Some 29.9 million pounds of antibiotics were sold in 2011 for meat and poultry production, compared with the 7.7 million sold for human use, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts, and that number has been on the rise.
“Antibiotic use in animals is out of hand,” said Dr. Gail Hansen, a veterinarian and senior officer for the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming.
“We feed antibiotics to sick animals, which is completely appropriate, but we also put antibiotics in their feed and in their water to help them grow faster and to compensate for unhygienic conditions. If you have to keep the animals healthy with drugs, I would argue you need to re-examine the system. You don’t take antibiotics preventively when you go out into the world.”
The implications here are enormous since many scientists believe the overuse of antibiotics will lead to an era where antibiotics are no longer useful. This is madness. We need to make a change today and it all starts with you. This needs to be a global movement.
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