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Major US School Districts Announce Switch to Antibiotic-Free Chicken

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Story at-a-glance -

  • Ninety-nine percent of all chicken sold in the US are raised in CAFOs, where routine administration of antibiotics for disease control and increased growth is the norm
  • Agricultural use of antibiotics poses a direct threat to human health by promoting the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant disease
  • Six of the largest school districts in the US have decided to switch to antibiotic-free chicken to protect the health of students

By Dr. Mercola

With the advent of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which can house tens of thousands of animals in a factory-style environment, the price of chicken dropped dramatically.


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