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.”
According to The Union of Concerned Scientists, antibiotic overuse in agriculture is reducing our options to fight off dangerous illness in humans.
Obesity is the new plague. What role do agricultural antibiotics play?