FDA Submissive to the “Big Chicken”
Antibiotic resistance is a great health concern that has led
scientist and physicians to recommend against the routine use of
antibiotics in farmed animals. This is the case of the FDA that
banned the practice of injecting chicken eggs with antibiotics, more
specifically Cephalosporins, which are used in treating urinary
tract infection and pneumonia among other diseases in humans.
However, three weeks before the ban was to go into effect, FDA
policymakers — mindful of an earlier ban on antibiotic use in
poultry that was won only after years of litigation — suddenly
abandoned their own ruling once the powerful U.S. chicken lobby —
sometimes dubbed "Big Chicken" — stepped in.
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Playing Chicken with Antibiotic Resistance
Farmed animals raised in factory farms, live miserable lives in
crowded and filthy environments where diseases arise easily.
Therefore, in order to keep these poor creatures alive, the animal
agriculture industry resorts to the massive and routine use of
antibiotics without any consideration for human health or the health
of these animals. By transitioning to a plant-based diet, we not
only avoid the intake of many of these antibiotics, but also we stop
supporting this industry that has no regard for God's Creation.