Antibiotics in Animals Need Limits, F.D.A. Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/health/policy/29fda.html?_r=1&ref=health

Particularly telling:

“The Union of Concerned Scientists estimated in 2001 that 84 percent of all antibiotics were used in agriculture and that 70 percent were used simply to promote animal growth, not to treat or prevent illness. The Animal Health Institute, a trade association, estimated that 13 percent of agricultural antibiotics were used to promote growth.”

HMMMM wondering which is more accurate…. 

The fact that ANY antibiotics are used to promote growth is a bit disturbing.

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