Does giving antibiotics to animals hurt humans?

Does giving antibiotics to animals hurt humans?

MATTHEW PERRONE

San Luis Obispo Tribune

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

The bacon you had for breakfast is at the center of a 35-year debate over antibiotics.

That’s because the same life-saving drugs that are prescribed to treat everything from ear infections to tuberculosis in humans also are used to fatten the animals that supply the chicken, beef and pork we eat every day.

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