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True Costs of Industrial Agriculture

Consuming Meat

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  • Due to widespread misuse and overuse of antibiotics, particularly in agriculture, we may soon be facing a post-antibiotic era
  • No benchmarks have been set to reduce antibiotic use in agriculture, and there is no system in place to collect data on how agricultural antibiotics are being used
  • The FDA is taking steps to rescind their approval of the pig drug carbadox because it may leave cancer-causing residues in pork

By Dr. Mercola

"Imagine a situation where all the antibiotics of last resort — which are propping up public health everywhere in the world — become useless." This is a statement made by Patrick Holden, farmer and director of Sustainable Food Trust in an interview with Civil Eats.


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