A Scary New Superbug Is Here, Thanks to Animal Agriculture

The threat of drug-resistant bacteria — also known as “superbugs” — is getting more serious by the day. Humans worldwide are at risk of 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. In a piece titled “The Superbug That Doctors Have Been Dreading Just Reached the U.S.,” The Washington Post …

Sick to Death: Phantom Antibiotics in Our Food

Last week was antibiotic awareness week  – did you miss it? Somehow, this global week of awareness flew under the radar of many – especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) named their week-long campaign “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” after an executive order from the White House, but telling the truth about antibiotic use in …