antibiotics in food

Major companies like Subway and Perdue are cutting antibiotics from their food.
2016 could see a big crackdown on the "sub-therapeutic" use of antibiotics for healthy livestock.
Routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture to increase growth and as a prophylactic measure to prevent disease in crowded conditions also contributes to antibiotic resistance. In fact, about 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in meat and poultry farms.
The full switch won't be complete until 2025, the company says.
By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO, July 23 (Reuters) - Chile's salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat
McDonald's is not the only eatery moving away from antibiotics in its poultry. Chick-Fil-A made a similar announcement in
There is some uncertainty in these data, but not enough to escape the fact that the vast majority of antibiotics in this country are used in food animals, not to treat sick people.
So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.