Sunday, March 15, 2009

Antibiotic Insanity

Nicholas Kristof follows up today on his superb column about MRSA in pigs. A key paragraph:

Yet the central problem here isn’t pigs, it’s humans. Unlike Europe and even South Korea, the United States still bows to agribusiness interests by permitting the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in animal feed. That’s unconscionable.
Hopefully, Congress and the Obama administration will do the right thing and finally ban this insane practice whose only purpose is to make rich corporations richer as it imperils us all.

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