In the country’s ongoing Battle of the Bulge, leading culprits have been identified including our fast-food-obsession, those gigantic, sugary soft drinks, and trans fats. But what about antibiotics? Writing for Mother Jones, food and ag blogger, Tom Philpott, narrows in on the rising obesity epidemic and the use of antibiotics in factory farming. More than [...]Read More:Obesity Connected to Antibiotics in Animal Products
The use of antibiotics in farm animals is massive. As of 2009, the USDA reports nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics—80 percent of our nation’s supply—are given to animals as preventative measures to ward off illness and infections that frequent the dense and dirty concentrated animal feed operations home to tens of thousands of animals, leading to antibiotic resistant bacteria entering the food supply and rendering common treatment measures ineffective.Read More:Does the FDA’s New Ban Begin the End of Antibiotics in Food?
Grist.org senior food and agriculture writer, Tom Philpott, recently reported in an article titled, “Time to end the insane practice of lacing chicken feed with arsenic”, that it’s a standard chicken industry practice to dose birds with arsenic.Read More:Chickens Fed Arsenic, Food and Water Contaminated