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Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US

 
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Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a set of voluntary "guidelines" designed to nudge the meat industry to curb its antibiotics habit. Ever since, the agency has been mulling whether and how to implement the new program. Meanwhile, the meat industry has been merrily gorging away on antibiotics—and churning out meat rife with antibiotic-resistant pathogens—if the latest data from the FDA itself is any indication.

The Pew Charitable Trusts crunched the agency's numbers on antibiotic use on livestock farms and compared them to data on human use of antibiotics to treat illness, and mashed it all into an infographic, which I've excerpted below. Note that that while human antibiotic use has leveled off at below 8 billion pounds annually, livestock farms have been sucking in more and more of the drugs each year—and consumption reached a record nearly 29.9 billion pounds in 2011. To put it another way, the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US, and its appetite for them is growing.

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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
good to know - yes. thanks.
this is one reason why i rarely if ever take a bite of US meat. luckily we have brave and hard working farmers in my area and i can get antibiotic free meat for the family.
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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
good to know - yes. thanks.
this is one reason why i rarely if ever take a bite of US meat. luckily we have brave and hard working farmers in my area and i can get antibiotic free meat for the family.
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Thanks for the comment. genuine good to eat meat in your area Smiley
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02/13/2013 06:36 AM
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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
Scary. All these antibiotics end up in the food chain, but not in high enough doses to be effective, bacteria evolves and becomes immune to said antibiotic, now we have a new superbug. Chuck in the fact we have almost run out of effective antibiotics through overuse and I see this becoming a big problem in the next five to ten years.
I don't think so,
he's up there with the others laying low,
vying with those who you've traded your life to to bless your soul,
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02/13/2013 06:45 AM
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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
The numbers are similar in Europe. The meat and dairy industry are responsible for mrsa.
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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
The numbers are similar in Europe. The meat and dairy industry are responsible for mrsa.
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God knows what will come next but the stage is set for a disease on the scale of the Black Death.
I don't think so,
he's up there with the others laying low,
vying with those who you've traded your life to to bless your soul,
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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
there is a unconvenient thruth about all this

antibiotics are able to make grow livestock at huge rate. And that's the main reason all the "good" farmers litterally feed animals with anitibiotics

noticed how babies are now huge as well?
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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
Scary. All these antibiotics end up in the food chain, but not in high enough doses to be effective, bacteria evolves and becomes immune to said antibiotic, now we have a new superbug. Chuck in the fact we have almost run out of effective antibiotics through overuse and I see this becoming a big problem in the next five to ten years.
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All true what you wrote antibiotics is a serious problem Smiley
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Re: Good to know: the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US
The numbers are similar in Europe. The meat and dairy industry are responsible for mrsa.
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It 's true this would simply indispensable for the consumption of meat Smiley

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