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Video: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age

The emergence of pathogens resistant to even our antibiotics of last resort has raised the specter of a “post-antibiotic age” in which drugs to fight infections may be useless. This has focused attention on the mass use of antibiotics in farm animal feed to promote growth and prevent infection in high density production.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization warns that we may be facing an end to modern medicine as we know it thanks in part to the mass feeding of antibiotics to farm animals.

meat superbugs

Pathogens often found in meat from factory-farms.


									

2 comments on “Video: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age

  1. mrjonmoore
    September 8, 2014

    Wow! I hope it’s not too late!

    Like

  2. India Harrison-Green
    September 8, 2014

    Reblogged this on So I started This Blog… and commented:
    Please if you must eat meat; make sure its organic, grass fed and antibiotic free!

    Liked by 1 person

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