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Decrepit Factory Farms

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006), wrote an article published in The New York Times Magazine entitled “Our Decrepit Food Factories”, where he exposes the appalling conditions in factory farms where animals are so stressed out and their immune systems so compromised that the cannot survive without antibiotics. This over-use of antibiotics raises concern about the antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus (“staph”) bacteria, MRSA, said to be killing more Americans each year than AIDS (100,000 infections and 19,000 deaths in 2005). According to Pollan, examples like this, "...may point to an imminent breakdown in the way we’re growing food today."

To read the full article please visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/magazine/16wwln-lede-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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