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Big Meat and Big Pharma Are Killing Us with Antibiotics

There’s a reason you should boycott Big Meat and all non-organic, non-grass-fed or factory-farmed foods. As Civil Eats tells us: 

“The danger is obvious: If antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect humans more often, once-minor health issues could become life-threatening. The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies antibiotic resistance as “one of the biggest threats to global health” today, and a 2019 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report found antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths annually in the U.S. The CDC’s numbers did show an 18 percent decrease in deaths over the six years since its initial 2013 report, as a result of actions that have been taken to curb overuse in both healthcare and agriculture. But other estimates of deaths attributable to antibiotic-resistant bacteria are much higher.” 

Read more: Is the U.S. Doing Enough to Address the Meat Industry’s Role in Antibiotic Resistance?