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Antibiotics and Animals Raised for Food: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (via Food Safety News)

In an editorial published in Food Safety News, Dr. Richard Raymond, former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, tackles the myths and lies surrounding antibiotic use in animal agriculture:

“From what I have been reading lately, it appears to me that the next big fight over agriculture’s ability to provide consumers with plentiful, safe and affordable meat and poultry products will focus on the use of antibiotics in animals raised for food.

And it also appears to me that the information being provided through media outlets is not designed to inform, but to misinform and play on the public’s lack of detailed knowledge about the use of antibiotics in animals raised for food.”

Read more at Food Safety News.

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