Antibiotics are ubiquitous in factory farming. Thanks to incredibly confined cages and horrific living conditions, animals in factory farms are more prone to infection. On top of that, factory farming facilities often pump animals full of antibiotics because this practice makes them grow larger. Chickens are no exception when it comes to overuse of antibiotics, and new research shows a link between antibiotics in chicken and the superbugs causing bladder infections in humans that are becoming more and more difficult to treat.
After promising farmers their genetically-modified (GM) corn would resist crop pests, Monsanto, and Midwestern corn fields, are seeing the evolution of insects that have begun to resist toxins in these “super” crops. How can you take action?
Are you confused about the recent moves by the FDA having to do with the use of antibiotics used in livestock? You have plenty of company if you are unsure of the agency’s intentions. And now might be a good time to consider your dietary options…
A recent study suggests that common household insects such as flies and cockroaches can transmit antibiotic resistant bacteria from industrial pig farms to humans.
Triclosan, a hazardous ingredient in antibacterial hand soap, is now showing up in our food supply.
So how is hand soap finding its way into the food web?