The Use of Antibiotics in Livestock and its Implications to Human Health


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26 March 2011
The Use of Antibiotics in Livestock and its Implications to Human Health
The North American diet consists of a heavy content of animal-based foods that include the eating of cows, pigs, sheep, poultry, and farm-raised fish. The way in which these animals are raised and the quality of the meat marketed for human consumption is directly related to how and what these animals are fed. In essence, humans ingest what the animals they eat have ingested. Because farming and ranching practices have changed over the years, animals that were once raised on family farms and allowed to graze freely are now confined and fed formulated feeds that are designed to increase growth and...
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