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80% of US antibiotics are given to animals. What's the effect on human health, why should you be worried and what should you be doing?

80% of US antibiotics are given to animals. What's the effect on human health, why should you be worried and what should you be doing?

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    • Meat,Antibiotics & You
    • 80% of antibiotics are given to food animalshttp://www.realclearscience.com/2010/12/28/farm_animals_get_80_of_antibiotics_sold_in_us_239051.html
    • 80% of antibiotics aregiven to food animals
    • Why should itmatter to you?
    • Antibiotics can get into animal flesh
    • Antibiotics fromagriculture can get into yourdrinking water supply
    • Bacteria can becomeimmune to antibiotics after exposure
    • The more antibiotics inour environment, the morebacteria are resistant to them
    • Next time you’re sickwill the antibiotics work?
    • Why giveantibiotics to animals?
    • Animals are raised in CAFOsIf you want to continue to eat meat then...
    • Concentrated
    • Animal
    • Feeding
    • Operations
    • where they remain in their manure. This allowsharmful bacteriato grow, requiringantibiotics to keepthe animals alive..
    • CAFOs cause hugeenvironmental damage, leaking waste into the water table.
    • Any reduction in demand for CAFO products is good.
    • What should you do about it?
    • Go vegetarian
    • It’s better foryour overall health
    • There are no traceamounts of antibiotics in vegetables
    • If you want to continue to eat meat then...
    • Only eat grass-fed animals...
    • “Treat meat as aflavouring or special- occasion food” Michael Pollan
    • Clean meat is expensive, so eat less, and less often. You’ll be healthier.
    • Live your life the way your body evolved to
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