Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And the next step is....

To stop using antibiotics. Right?
At a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally caught up with the rest of the world -- and his peers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- and admitted that the use of antibiotics in farm animal feed is contributing to the growing problem of deadly antibiotic resistance in America.

Dr. John Clifford, Deputy Administrator for Veterinary Services for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) read from his previously submitted testimony that the USDA believes it is likely that U.S. use of antibiotics in animal agriculture does lead to some cases of resistance in humans and the animals.


mahakal said...

Veterinary homeopathy is a better choice, notwithstanding our limited scientific understanding of ultramolecular energy; recognize that energy and information is conserved in all cases, and stop using antibiotics on livestock.

ellroon said...

What really pisses me off is finding out that Europe does not have the same chemical crap in their food as we do. We're getting poisoned by corporations because they can.... and we don't know any better.