2nd Feature

August 2002 Issue

Antibiotic Use In Animals Leaves People Vulnerable To "Superbugs"

Earlier this year, Perdue, Tyson and Foster Farms, three major poultry producers, revealed that they had begun to greatly reduce the use of antibiotics in their chickens. The revelations made front page headlines in The New York Times. Why so newsworthy? Because of the emerging health crisis caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Overuse of antibiotics has resulted in so-called superbugs, strains of microbes that have developed immunity to the antibiotics in our pharmaceutical arsenal. As a result, if you become sick

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