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Scary Superbugs Thanks to Animal Agriculture
by KindMeal.my, 03 July 2016
Scary Superbugs Thanks to Animal Agriculture

The threat of drug-resistant bacteria — also known as “superbugs” — is getting more serious by the day. Humans worldwide risk falling prey to deadly microbes that are immune to antibiotics. So what’s fueling the rise in these terrifying infections? Reckless and rampant antibiotic use in animal agriculture.

A whopping 80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used on cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals. These drugs aid abnormally fast growth, and are used to stop the spread of disease caused by filthy, overcrowded factory farm conditions. If these trends continue, it’s estimated that antibiotic-resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year by 2050.

(And btw, cooking meat doesn’t necessarily protect against E. coli, either. Food researchers found that cooking beef at 160°F— the recommended temperature — doesn’t necessarily kill off those nasty bugs.)

Want to know how to protect yourself, and the rest of the ever-growing population on this planet? Choose plant-based foods! The more you leave animal products off your plate, the less you’re supporting the reckless overuse of antibiotics in factory farming and fueling the growth of superbugs.

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