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No Matter What the FDA Says – Clear This Out of Your Fridge

By Dr Mercola

Excerpts: For those who aren’t aware, about 80 percent of all the antibiotics produced are used in agriculture — not only to fight infection, but  to promote unhealthy (though profitable) weight gain.

Unfortunately, this practice is also contributing to the alarming spread of antibiotic-resistant disease – a serious problem that the FDA acknowledged in a 2010 draft guidance, which also proposed that livestock producers STOP using “subtherapeutic,” small doses of antibiotics in animal feed:
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New reports reveal increased resistance to antibiotics in the food chain

By Helen Glaberson
Food Production Daily

Resistance to antibiotics is increasing, according to research conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), prompting concerns about the amount of drugs used for rearing livestock.

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