Meat, antibiotics and you

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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?

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  • Check out Chemaphor (CFR-TSXV) - they have a beta carotene-based product that effectively boosts the immune systems of feed animals, reducing or eliminating the need for antibiotics in non-therapeutic applications.
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Meat, antibiotics and you

  1. 1. Meat,Antibiotics & You
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 80% of antibiotics aregiven to food animals
  4. 4. Why should itmatter to you?
  5. 5. Antibiotics can get into animal flesh
  6. 6. Antibiotics fromagriculture can get into yourdrinking water supply
  7. 7. Bacteria can becomeimmune to antibiotics after exposure
  8. 8. The more antibiotics inour environment, the morebacteria are resistant to them
  9. 9. Next time you’re sickwill the antibiotics work?
  10. 10. Why giveantibiotics to animals?
  11. 11. Animals are raised in CAFOsIf you want to continue to eat meat then...
  12. 12. Concentrated
  13. 13. Animal
  14. 14. Feeding
  15. 15. Operations
  16. 16. where they remain in their manure. This allowsharmful bacteriato grow, requiringantibiotics to keepthe animals alive..
  17. 17. CAFOs cause hugeenvironmental damage, leaking waste into the water table.
  18. 18. Any reduction in demand for CAFO products is good.
  19. 19. What should you do about it?
  20. 20. Go vegetarian
  21. 21. It’s better foryour overall health
  22. 22. There are no traceamounts of antibiotics in vegetables
  23. 23. If you want to continue to eat meat then...
  24. 24. Only eat grass-fed animals...
  25. 25. “Treat meat as aflavouring or special- occasion food” Michael Pollan
  26. 26. Clean meat is expensive, so eat less, and less often. You’ll be healthier.
  27. 27. Live your life the way your body evolved to
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