Whenever possible, I try to sound the alarm about the dangerous hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and other synthetic additives in our food supply.
Specifically, most of us in the United States are not aware how rampant antibiotics are in our industrial feedlots. Be aware that if the meat you are buying isn’t labeled free of antibiotics or organic it’s almost definite that antibiotics were administered to the cow(s) that became your steak, roast or ground beef.
Shouldn’t all foods with hormones, antibiotics and pesticides be labeled as such?
Thankfully, the word is starting to spread. The New York Times joined the growing chorus in an editorial last Friday that called for an end to the administering of antibiotics to farm animals.
Several reasons exist for the need for a ban; the Times focused on one: "In an environment where antibiotics are omnipresent, as they are in industrial agriculture, antibiotic-resistant strains of diseases quickly develop, reducing the effectiveness of common drugs like penicillin and tetracycline."
Read the editorial “Farms and Antibiotics.”