Fourteen And Counting

by Christopher Paul on June 4, 2011

Good on what we should be learning from Germany’s E.Coli outbreak which is resistant to 14 different antibiotics:

“Currently, antibiotics are being fed to farm animals to promote growth. In fact, more antibiotics are now being fed to animals in North Carolina than given to the entire human population in the United States. The outbreak could be a bellwether for the deadly proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. So, if there’s something we should take away from the German outbreak here at home, it is convincing the Food and Drug Administration to stop farms from squandering these drugs.”

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