CBS report on antibiotic use

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CBS report on antibiotic use

CBS News has run a 2-part story on the use of antibiotics in livestock. If you are interested at all in the health implications of animal farming, you will likely find these videos informative.

I have written in the past about some of the health risks of antibiotic resistant diseases that develop as a result of the giant petri dishes these people call “farms.”

Here is a link to part 1:

Animal Antibiotics a Threat?

And part 2:

Antibiotic-free Animals

The situation in Canada is quite likely very similar, since our agricultural systems are virtually identical to the United States, and farmers here are just as free to use antibiotics in animal feed. I will try to write a post specifically about antibiotic use and antibiotic-resistant diseases in Canada in the near future.

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