28 Mar '12, 4pm
Don't miss my latest piece for @Care2 on #drug residues in #meat... #health (Pls
If you’ve been following my posts here at Care2, then you knew about pink slime long before it became big news (remember my What’s in a Fast Food Burger? ). While pink slime has a definite “yuck factor,” it’s time now to turn our attention to meat industry practices that pose a significant public threat, such as the industry practice of routinely lacing pig and chicken feed with millions of pounds of antibiotics every year. This can both create a breeding ground for multi-drug resistant “superbugs ” and leave drug residues in the meat: Last week, a landmark court case was won by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Food Animal Concerns Trust, Public Citizen, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. The ruling will force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to honor its decades-old promise to stop factory farms from feedin...