Friday, October 7, 2016

Hey! Perdue Chicken did something good!

Perdue Chicken processes 13 million chickens per week, and they are announcing that they are no longer using antibiotics as part of their production process. Bravo! What's more, "By the end of September 2017, Tyson Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. meat company by sales, aims to stop using on its chicken farms antibiotics that also are used to treat humans."

This is really, really great news. The overuse of antibiotics, particularly via using them to produce meat, has created bacteria that we can no longer fight effectively. The Pew Antibiotic Resistance Project says, "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million Americans fall sick every year with antibiotic-resistant infections—and 23,000 die."

Real progress!

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