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Bugs from Factory Farms Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The overuse of antibiotics in factory farms in well documented, and it’s negative consequences as well: bacterial resistant. Now, one more aspect of this bacterial resistance is uncovered, which is the fact that flies and cockroaches, so common in factory farms, are carriers of bacteria-resistant pathogens. A recent study by researches from North Carolina State and Kansas state indicates that, “…house flies and German [common] cockroaches in the confined swine production environment likely serve as vectors and/or reservoirs of antibiotic resistant and potentially virulent enterococci and consequently may play an important role in animal and public health.”

To read the article please search online for: Flies and cockroaches carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from factory farms, study finds

There are no positive aspects of factory farming. Not for humans, not for animals and not for the environment. In fact, factory farming might be the one aspect of civilization that causes the most devastation and suffering in God’s Creation.

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