Well, it’s really the oldest around—we’ve simply returned the cows to this lifestyle that keeps them healthy. Us, too.
Seventy-five percent of all antibiotics use is in conventional agriculture, because:
- It keeps animals from getting sick in overcrowded, stressful confinement.
- It makes them gain weight more quickly.
This massive use also leads to alarming health hazards in humans, due to increases in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The Natural Resources Defense Council calls it “misuse.”
Obesity is the new plague. What role do agricultural antibiotics play?