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FDA Submissive to the “Big Chicken”

Antibiotic resistance is a great health concern that has led scientist and physicians to recommend against the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals. This is the case of the FDA that banned the practice of injecting chicken eggs with antibiotics, more specifically Cephalosporins, which are used in treating urinary tract infection and pneumonia among other diseases in humans. However, three weeks before the ban was to go into effect, FDA policymakers — mindful of an earlier ban on antibiotic use in poultry that was won only after years of litigation — suddenly abandoned their own ruling once the powerful U.S. chicken lobby — sometimes dubbed "Big Chicken" — stepped in.

To read the full article please search online for Playing Chicken with Antibiotic Resistance

Farmed animals raised in factory farms, live miserable lives in crowded and filthy environments where diseases arise easily. Therefore, in order to keep these poor creatures alive, the animal agriculture industry resorts to the massive and routine use of antibiotics without any consideration for human health or the health of these animals. By transitioning to a plant-based diet, we not only avoid the intake of many of these antibiotics, but also we stop supporting this industry that has no regard for God's Creation.

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