American meat getting increasingly drug laden and less healthy to consume

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American meat getting increasingly drug laden and less healthy to consume

Here in New Zealand we are told that the price of a steak will go up this summer as North America runs a meat shortage. At least if we have to pay more for our BBQ's Americans need to know that our meat doesn't have antibiotics in it and is far better, being totally grass fed, than their local produce.

 http://www.stuff.co.nz/busi...

A piece of bad news from the Food and Drug Administration: In the war against antibiotic overuse, the antibiotics are winning.

The amount of antibiotics given to farm animals in the United States increased by 16 percent between 2009 and 2012, the agency announced in a new report, and nearly 70 percent of those used are considered “medically important” for humans.

That’s trouble for us as much as it is for our four-legged friends, who consume the majority of antibiotics in the U.S.—as much as 80 percent are given to the chickens, pigs, and cows bound for our grocery-store shelves, both to spur more rapid growth and to proactively protect them from disease.

 http://www.theatlantic.com/...
By netchicken: posted on 5-10-2014








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