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.

1 comment:

Jennie/Tikka said...

Both posts today left with me with same response:

Its apparently baser human nature that drives certain people to believe that yes, corners in life really CAN be cut, with no negative consequences to follow. You can have your cake and eat it too. You can have a great meal, without laboring for it. You can raise animals in too-close conditions without having to spend the necessary money to give them more room so they don't make each other sick.

Everything in life is a recipe. Leave out certain ingredients, make cheap substitutions, hold back certain ingredients because you're cheap and/or greedy, and your product will reflect that....not SOME of the time, 100% of the time. Yet, some people continue to believe that they can cheat the recipe (principle) and still have good results.

It just will never happen.