Friday, July 20, 2007
Now This is SRSLY F*D UP
"Scientists at the University of Minnesota have been evaluating the impact of antibiotic feeding in livestock production on the environment. This particular study, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), evaluated whether food crops accumulate antibiotics from soils spread with manure that contains antibiotics."
Routine Feeding Of Antibiotics To Livestock May Be Contaminating The Environment
One obvious implication here is that even if you eat no meat and consume nothing but plants you may still be unwittingly consuming antibiotics if the soil had been fertilized with manure from a typical feedlot. Not so obvious is that because of loopholes in organic food labeling laws you may still be getting the antibiotics if antibiotic containing manure or ground water was used on the fields.
My, Ahem,. thanks to Gary Allen for the tip off.