Antibiotics Used In Food Production Are Fuelling A Major Global Health Crisis

Perhaps now is time to go vegan, probiotics!

News For The Blind
By Alanna Ketler

Approximately 80% of all antibiotics used in the United States are given to animals raised on factory farms for human consumption. This means that the majority of the population consuming meat and animal products are also consuming large amounts of antibiotics, most of the time without even knowing it.

Most of the antibiotics used are given to healthy animals to either promote growth or prevent disease, which is caused by the unsanitary living conditions that come with factory farming. This means animals that don’t even need antibiotics are still being fed them — a problem worsened by pharmaceutical reps, who convince farmers that using antibiotics will help them increase sales.

When in doubt, follow the money.

How Does This Happen?

While many argue that the use of antibiotics in meat has nothing to do with antibiotic resistance in humans, there is just too much evidence to the contrary to…

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