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


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MRSA scares the bejeezus out of me

MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant staph infection (a flesh-eating disease) that has been linked to both hospitals and farms. What do farms and hospitals have in common? They collect a great number of sick or at-risk individuals together in one place, combined with lots and lots of antibiotics. Giving lots of antibiotics leads to the mutation


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How long until we seriously shoot ourselves in the foot?

The meat industry is gambling with human lives by using antibiotics in livestock. The unfortunate fact is that on today’s intensive farming operations, antibiotics are necessary to keep the animals from all getting sick and dying. The only problem is that bacteria mutate rapidly and antibiotic resistant strains pop up here and there. In an


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