Infographic: How Do You Know if Antibiotics Are in Your Meat?
According to the Food and Drug Administration, approximately 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to livestock to promote faster growth and to prevent and treat disease. Mounting evidence now reveals that this widespread use of antibiotics, coupled with overuse and misuse of the drugs for human treatment has resulted in a new millennium health threat: a bacterial superbug resistant to antibiotics. Click on the infographic above to learn more about how antibiotics enter the food system and how you can help identify if they are in your meat.Throughout March, we'll share ideas and resources for being more conscious about our food and food systems. Join the conversation at good.is/food and on Twitter at #chewonit.