(ANIMAL WELFARE) The phrase, “you are what you eat,” may be more frightening than ever before. The agriculture industry hasn’t exactly been known for their conscientious treatment of livestock, but recent missteps might mean a great deal for your health as well. The majority of animals raised for food are forced to take a number of antibiotics with the sole purpose of making the animals larger, but not necessarily healthier. This incessant use of antibiotics allows bacteria to evolve, leading to a number of superbugs like salmonella and E. coli. These superbugs are extremely resilient to antibiotics used on livestock, and often times make their way onto our dinner tables. The ethical treatment of livestock remains an important issue for the animals’ health as well as our own. Read the article below to find out more on how the treatment of livestock directly affects you. — Global Animal 
Antibiotics given to livestock force bacteria to evolve. Photo Credit: The Atlantic
Antibiotics given to livestock force bacteria to evolve. Photo Credit: The Atlantic

New York Times, Stephanie Strom

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/business/report-on-us-meat-sounds-alarm-on-superbugs.html?src=recg&_r=0

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