The Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock Feed Is Killing Us

Over 70,000 Americans die each year because of antibiotic resistance, thanks to the overuse of antibiotics in medical treatments, factory farming and soaps.

"These precious drugs aren't even used to treat sick animals. They are used to fatten pigs and speed the growth of chickens. The result of this rampant overuse is clear: meat contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria sits on supermarket shelves all over America." Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Jan. 29, 2010

The article covers the story of antibiotic resistant bacteria spreading because agribusiness and pharma have influenced the FDA and congress into not acting to protect the public. Current efforts to correct the situation are related.

An antibiotic resistant staph infection was the immediate cause of my father's death. Such infections are serious.

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