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Did you know that about 80% of antibiotics sold in this country go to livestock?

Is that a problem?  I guess we don’t really know because there are no rules regulating the use of antibiotics in livestock.  But according to Dr. David Kessler (former head of the FDA, doctor and all-round very smart man) we should probably know more before we routinely administer so many antibiotics to our food supply.  He quotes Alexander Fleming (winner of the 1945 Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin) in this article which describes some of the possible problems which could arise from this routine.  Could it result in super bugs, resistant to common antibiotics?




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