FDA Urges Farmers To Eliminate Antibiotic Use

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FDA Urges Farmers To Eliminate Antibiotic Use

Fearing the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration has asked pharmaceutical companies to stop dispensing antibiotics to livestock without a prescription. What do you think?

  • “Look, if I notice any dangerous diseases in my livestock growing resistant to antibiotics threatening the rest of mankind, I’ll let someone know.”

    Scott Potter
    Farmer
  • "Antibiotic-laced meat can have its upside. I pride myself on the fact that my sweat glands can excrete pure metronidazole."

    Mary O’Herne
    Hand Packager
  • "Well, guess they have to go back to slathering the hogs in Purell again."

    Darrel Smith
    Thinner Sprayer
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