26 May '11, 9pm

80% of Antibiotics Sold/Distributed Used on Animals - in our food/water supply WASTE #CAFOs #BigAg

According to a newly published article on Alternet.org and the animal protection organization Free from Harm , factory farms in the US generate more waste from animals than is made by all humans in the same country. Even more shocking is the statement that hog manure has 10 to 100 times the number of pathogens (disease-causing organisms) than human waste, and yet is not treated to kill them. Animal waste doesn’t only contain pathogens, it also can have heavy metals, antiobiotics, ammonia, nitrates and other chemicals. The National Resources Defense Council says contamination of water supplies for people has taken place due to agricultural waste spills and runoff. For example, 100 people died in 1993 and about 400,000 were made sick due to Cryptosporidium contamination of Milwaukee’s drinking water, an event believed to be in part caused by manure from dairy cows. Hydrogen ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/factory-farms-create-100...

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