As a rule, we treat illnesses with a healthy dose of antibiotics when they arise, but few would want to take them on a daily basis. While many have campaigned and fought to remove unnecessary elements from human foods, the FDA is taking the first step toward eliminating antibiotics from feed commonly given to chicken, cows, turkeys and other animals. Used for years to boost the size and production of animals sent to market, antibiotics frequently find their way into the food offered in supermarkets.
From the article: Dr. Gail Hansen, a veterinarian and senior officer for the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, told CNN, “If you have to keep the animals healthy with drugs, I would argue you need to re-examine the system. You don't take antibiotics preventively when you go out into the world."
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