• Joan Rothchild Hardin

Factory Farming Produces Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Information from the International Master on Sustainable Development (Behrend, 2013):

  • 80% of all antibiotics used in the US are administered to farmed animals to promote growth and prevent disease. That amounts to about 29 million pounds of antibiotics per year.

  • These antibiotics produce drug-resistant “superbugs” in farm animals and humans, causing widespread disease, deficiency, and death.

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