"The over-use of these antibiotics contributes to the development of so-called ’superbugs,’ or infections that cannot be treated with existing medicines."I recently read that C-Diff has now developed a strain being a superbug. When I read that 300 people a day die from C-diff... A DAY, my jaw dropped. I thought the words after 300 would be something more like "people per month". That sounds about right in my opinion, but things have gotten out of control in this country. The use of drugs for everything and the medical field's lack of knowledge of NATURAL, more healthy ways of eradicating a pathogen/illness is now biting us in the ass.
"A recent study published in the medical journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that nearly 50 per cent of grocery store meat was contaminated with antibiotic resistant pathogens, according to the Senator. Approximately 25 per cent of this meat was contaminated with pathogens that were resistant to three or more type of antibiotics."Mmmmm yummy! Makes you want to have a nice steak huh?! Yeah right... ORGANIC ONLY. The standards that certified organic follow should be the normal standards for all farms and all the food that is allowed into the grocery store for human consumption. That 50% of meat that is full of pathogens is not even fit for an animal to consume and people are eating it everyday. Y U C K!
New Law Introduced to Safeguard Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture28 June 2013
- directs the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the use of antibiotics in ways that accelerate antibiotic resistance
- requires drug companies and producers to demonstrate they are using antibiotics to treat clinically diagnosable diseases—not just to fatten their livestock
- applies restrictions to only the limited number of antibiotics that are critical to human health. Any drug not used in human medicine is left untouched by this legislation, and
- preserves the ability of farmers to use all available antibiotics to treat sick animals. If a veterinarian identifies a sick animal, or a herd of animals that are likely to become sick, there are no restrictions on what drugs can be used.