Many farmers have made it common practice to give animals antibiotics to ensure they are healthy, even if the animal would not otherwise be healthy. The Food and Drug Administration, however, will be limiting some of this process in an effort to keep human antibiotic resistance from growing. Article source: Animal antibiotic use partially banned by FDA
01/06/2012 - 5:20am
Okay, explain the antiobotics in the animals food supply?? What they stop eatting before they are butchered?
11/18/2010 - 2:44pm
That doesn't take into account the antibiotics in the animal's waste which then get into the ecosystem. So much of the antibiotic is excreted from the animal's system that it is a concern. Other animals are fed manure that can contain antibiotics. Are those animals kept out of the food supply until any ingested anitbiotics are gone?
There are measures farms can take to reduce the impact on the surrounding environment, suche as plant buffers. This science daily article discusses that. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100212172539.htm
The run-off from animal waste can also enter the water supply where the antibiotics are not completely removed during treatment. http://www.keepantibioticsworking.com/new/resources_library.cfm?refID=37604
11/18/2010 - 1:27pm
When I heat up chicken in the microwave, I get rid of all the fat - as well as a blob of melten-plastic looking stuff that is not a natural part of the chicken. It looks like chemical-like industrial waste to me. I throw that away with the fat.
If I do not heat up the chicken in the microwave and instead cook it in a pot with water, etc, I would be eating that blob of industrial waste: all of it. A huge amount per annum.
What is that stuff? Do you have an idea?