Tag Archives: livestock antibiotics

Factory Farming Is Making Us Sick

Salmonella and antimicrobial resistance infections stem from our dependence on factory farms. One in ten pieces of supermarket meat is contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella causes 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in U.S. every year. More antibiotics that … Continue reading

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The Worst Antibiotic Misuse Occurs On Industrial Farms

Action alert from Iowa PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) With millions of Americans falling ill from antibiotic-resistant infections every year, we need to keep up the momentum for responsible antibiotic use in all settings, including on industrial farms that misuse … Continue reading

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Report Links Antibiotics In Livestock To Human Deaths

sfgate.com [click here to see chart of how antibiotic resistance is spread] Washington — The Centers for Disease Control on Monday confirmed a link between routine use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial resistance that is killing at least … Continue reading

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