– “Major US School Districts Announce Switch to Antibiotic-Free Chicken”
“Agricultural use of antibiotics poses a direct threat to human health by promoting the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant diseaseboth in animals and in humans. Antibiotics also contaminate the environment when they run off into lakes, rivers, aquifers and drinking water, further increasing the risk of drug-resistant bacteria.
According to a landmark Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report published by the CDC,2 two million Americans become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and at least 23,000 of them die as a direct result of those infections.
Factory farmed chicken is by far the greatest culprit when it comes to food poisoning.”
“While many are still unfamiliar with the hazards of CAFO chicken and other meats, awareness is definitely growing. Case in point: six of the largest school districts in the US have decided to switch to antibiotic-free chicken in their cafeterias.
The school districts in question are: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami-Dade County, and Orlando County. Its a bold move, which is putting pressure on meat companies like Tyson, Perdue, and Pilgrims Pride to adjust their production practices,” by Dr. Mercola.