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

Posted: September 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

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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.

News For The Blind

http://www.renegadetribune.com/antibiotics-used-food-production-fuelling-major-global-health-crisis/
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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Comments
  1. 1EarthUnited says:

    Perhaps now is time to go vegan, probiotics!

  2. Hence the reason to re-think what we eat. We ARE what we eat. Thanks to growth hormones, children are developing earlier than they should and parents should be demanding changes in food production, but instead are still lining up at the express window for a Happy Meal. Are we ‘happy’ yet? Because we’re certainly not healthy.

  3. Excellent point, Shelby. I remember why I was waiting for you to come back on line – I think I have found the solution to my digestive problem (the kind that doctors don’t seem to be able to diagnose). I have been taking megadose Vitamin C for the last month and am much improved. One thing I have been told is that I have a chronic intestinal infection involving the production of endotoxin. This nephrologist who studies Vit C says people my age should take at least 2,000 mg Vit C a day – with much more needed with infections that produce endotoxin.

    I have been taking liposomal Vit C (every 6 hours because it’s short acting) because it’s easier on the gut.

    You might want to have a look at this video because she explains how it works:

  4. I’ll be following in your footsteps because likewise I have intestinal issues and am looking for alternative solutions to what the doctors are advising. Thank you for the heads up.

    And thankfully, move-in day is almost here. And then I can get rid of this damn phone.

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