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Antibiotics in Food

Antibiotics in food

According to DeNoon (2012), 80% of all antibiotics used in the United States are given to animals. This has raised concerns about the development of superbugs – bacteria that have evolved a resistance to antibiotics due to constant low-level exposure. Because these germs can’t easily be killed with antibiotics, they are more likely to have fatal consequences. Many organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), consider the development of drug-resistant bacteria to be among the greatest major health threats in the world. Farm… read more