17 Dec '11, 1pm

Chipotle CEO Testifies Before Congress to Curb Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Chipotle CEO Testifies Before Congress to Curb Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Chipotle , a growing fast food chain with 1,100 locations, is known for its local produce program . But most recently, Chipotle’s CEO Steve Ells has taken on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock. According to a story in Food Safety News , Ells testified before Congress in favor of a bill to limit sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in American livestock. "There's huge, huge demand for this," said Ells Tuesday during a congressional briefing sponsored by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY). The only microbiologist in Congress, Slaughter has been fighting for limits on antibiotic use in livestock for several years on the grounds that overuse of these drugs contributes to antibiotic resistance. Around 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States annually are given to food animals. Sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics means using them for any use other than sickness, includin...

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