26 Aug '12, 4pm

When Farms Become Pharmacies

When Farms Become Pharmacies

It’s 12pm: time for a veggie bowl. Kale is your saviour. Soy dogs are for when you want to live life on the edge. But just because you’re staying clear of Big Macs, doesn’t mean they’re staying clear of you. McDonald’s new phrase might as well be “I’m [druggin’] it”–and this goes for all factory farms across the country that continue to drug burgers, chicken fingers, and the general population–meat eaters and vegetarians alike–with a giant and unnecessary dose of antibiotics. Global warming, pandemics such as bird and swine flu, and a national healthcare cost that we all carry are a few of the nation-wide crises that factory farms yield. But the overuse of antibiotics is arguably the most imminent issue regarding mass produced meat. So, how do antibiotics reach us when we aren’t standing in line at the pharmacy counter? Well, one way is water. America’s factory farms produ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/when-farms-become-pharma...

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