Between public health epidemics costing the taxpayers tens of billions per year, there really is no winner. Who among us would wish a future for our children where they're crippled by fat or risk death from an ear infection?
While the FDA's decision to curb the use of cephalosporins in food animal production has been hailed as positive step, forgive me if you don't see me jumping for joy.
Why should parents take more chances of their children getting sick because we are squandering their best medicines to fatten animals faster? Is this really what Montanans elected their sole congressman to do?
If we're trying to be careful with our dollars while still managing to eat, is our last surest option the drive-thru lane -- or are there other possibilities?