When you shop the meat aisle at the grocery store, do you really know what you’re getting?
You read “all natural” and “100% beef”.. but to be truly informed we need to follow that food back to how it was raised, what it was fed, what antibiotics were administered, and how it was processed for you.
It’s easier to live being naive, but by great documentaries like Food, Inc. and the PETA website, we can now be informed about what is in the meats the FDA approves. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reneged on its plan to withdrawal approval of penicillin and tetracycline antibiotics intended for use in food-producing animal feed – a measure it has been planning since 1977.
It is said that the US uses 28.8 million pounds of antibiotics in agriculture per year. The FDA’s quiet withdrawal of their intent to ban low-dose antibiotics in animal feed means that the spread of antibiotic-resistant “super-germs” linked to this practice will continue unabated. [Read more…]