Consumers—and the supermarkets that sell us our meat—have a choice. As of 2010, the average American bought and ate about 200 pounds of meat and poultry per year. If supermarkets no longer stocked meat and poultry raised with antibiotics, antibiotic use in livestock production would drop dramatically. It’s that simple. But to make it happen, supermarket managers need to hear from us that we no longer want drugged up meat in our stores or on our plates.
We also need to send FDA—the agency charged with protecting public health by regulating the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture—the same message.
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