FDA Suggests Less Use of Antibiotics in Farmed Animals
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged farmers to stop
giving antibiotics to farmed animals in order to speed their growth.
The problem of antibiotic overuse is that it is helping create
dangerous bacteria resistant to available antibiotics. Joshua M.
Sharfstein, the FDA's principal deputy commissioner, said "To
preserve the effectiveness [of antibiotics], we simply must use them
as judiciously as possible."
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FDA seeks less use of antibiotics in animals
to keep them effective in humans
Antibiotic overuse has enabled modern animal agriculture industry
to keep animals under tremendous stressful and confined conditions.
This has caused serious health problems to humans (antibiotic
resistance, creation of new viruses, etc.), a voluminous amount of
suffering to God’s farmed animals and environmental pollution. As
stewards of God's Creation there is no room for us to support this
industry. It is imperative for humanity to transition to a
plant-based diet if we want generations to come to inherit a healthy