Antibiotic Resistance

Frontline will be airing a program about antibiotic resistance in humans and sub-therapeutic antibiotic use in our food animals. Here is the trailer.

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According to the teaser trailer for the documentary, antibiotic resistance in humans is on the rise, as well. If the antibiotics are passing from our foods to us, then we also are being exposed to a sub-therapeutic dose of antibiotics by consuming these animals. The antibiotics are being fed to our food animals because for some reason doing so makes them get bigger AND fatter in a shorter time, using LESS feed to do so. If it works on our food animals, and since we are also animals like they are, does it not stand to reason that if we consume sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics we could be expected to grow bigger and fatter on less food than if we did not take a continuous low dose of antibiotics?

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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