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CAFO Meat Is Even More Dangerous

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  • Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriacea (CRE), bacteria resistant to the class of antibiotics called carbapenems, have been detected in a U.S. pig farm
  • The finding surprised even the researchers, since carbapenem drugs are illegal to use in food-producing animals because they’re often used as a “last resort” when other antibiotics fail
  • Concentrated animal feeding operations’ (CAFOs) practice of feeding low doses of antibiotics to farm animals is contributing to the spread of deadly antibiotic-resistant disease

By Dr. Mercola

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect at least 2 million Americans every year. At least 23,000 die as a result. The growing threat of antibiotic-resistant disease is one of the biggest health threats facing the globe, yet, unlike some other pressing health threats, it has a clear and well-known cause: overuse of antibiotics.

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