Rise of the Bacterial Superbug: Systemic Misuse of Antibiotics to Blame | Common Dreams

Your doctor hesitates to give you an antibiotic, while Big Ag dumps antibiotics by the ton into our food system (Swine flu, Bird flue)–where do you thing the next big epidemic is coming from?

“It’s time to stop the daily feeding of antibiotics to healthy food animals which makes these life-saving medications less effective for people,” Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, announced in a press release.

via Rise of the Bacterial Superbug: Systemic Misuse of Antibiotics to Blame | Common Dreams.

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