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Profit Trumps Ethics: the Overuse of Antibiotics in Factory Farmed Animals

Donald Kennedy, a former commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, currently a professor emeritus of environmental science at Stanford, writes about the prime example in which profit has trumped ethics: the overuse of antibiotics in factory farmed animals.

Kennedy explains how in the last 30 years the meat industry's interests have overpowered Congress, leaving Americans at the mercy of the consequences of intentionally ignoring the overwhelming evidence that the overuse of certain antibiotics in farmed animals is linked to the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria that infect humans. To read the full article please search online for Cows on Drugs

It's not hard to see that the meat industry is governed by the desire of power and profit. So, why do most people in the US still support it by consuming their products? It's important to remember that we can not "wash our hands" and claim innocence while we are contributing to this industry. Being good stewards of God's Creation calls us to support those industries that promote health, harmony and restoration in God's Creation.

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