• Livestock Antibiotics: Bad Medicine for Your Waistline

    11 days ago - By Calorielab

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    To Say Nothing of Your Disease Resistance, but That's for Another Post
    A recent report from Berkeley Wellness makes a persuasive argument that it's not just food that's making America fat, it's medication. Specifically, medication that is given to the food before we get to it. We're talking about antibiotics given to the animals that we eat-the pigs, poultry, cattle and farmed seafood-to speed up and increase their weight gain. The FDA says that sales of these agricultural antibiotics grew by a tidy 20 percent from 2009 to 2013. That's because they work. The animals get...
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