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American Ground Beef Contains A Large Amount Of Antibiotics

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It’s always a good idea to know what’s in the food you eat. There’s been a lot of press recently about the contents of the ground beef that we consume – especially in regards to so-called “Pink Slime”.  So it should come as no surprise that a recent survey shows that the meat we turn into hamburgers also contains large amounts of antibiotics.

Findings indicate that the majority of companies surveyed regularly feed antibiotics to their healthy animals to prevent illness and to promote faster animal growth. This overuse of antibiotics has been found to result in an increase in “superbugs,” bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics.

Those antibiotics consumed by cattle make their way into our bodies via the food we eat.

Medical experts warn that these high amounts of antibiotics are creating an immunity in both the animal kingdom and for humans.

Critics of the practice are calling for tougher standards and more accountability in the industry.

What’s in Your Beef? A Lot of Antibiotics, Says Food Industry Survey – Forbes.

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