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Sanderson Farms Refuses to Reduce Use of Antibiotics

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  • Antibiotic-resistant disease is a serious public health threat, and the routine use of antibiotics in food animals such as cows and chickens plays a major role in the development of drug-resistant bacteria
  • Many poultry producers have taken steps to reduce antibiotic use; Sanderson Farms, the third-largest poultry producer in the U.S., created an advertising campaign defending its continued use of antibiotics instead
  • According to Sanderson, there’s no proof antibiotic use in poultry is causing antibiotic resistance in humans. Its ads write off the antibiotic-free chicken trend as a marketing ploy to rip off customers

By Dr. Mercola

Antibiotic-resistant disease has become a serious public health threat, and the evidence shows the routine use of antibiotics in food animals such as cows and chickens plays a major role in the development and spread of these drug-resistant bacteria.


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