Animal agriculture v. Plant Based Diets
Most of us are aware by now that there is a growing public health threat in the form of antibiotic resistance. Any mom who has dealt with an ear infection more than once has probably discussed this with her pediatirican.
What many people don’t know is that this threat is linked to antimicrobial use in animal agriculture. What that means, simply put, is that the animals in our food supply are routinely treated with antibiotics to promote growth and inhibit the illness inherent in the crowded, often inhumane, living conditions they endure. In fact…up to 80% of antibiotics used in the U.S. are administered to animals on farms !
You can read the full article from PCRM here: http://pcrm.org/health/health-topics/animal-ag-foodborne-illness-antibiotic-resistance
In the meantime there’s time to check out Marilu.com for some delicious, healthy and safe alternatives to serve this weekend.