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PostPosted: Tue Mar 1, '16, 2:11 am 
Subway is making a change to some of their food items: ... cid=AARDHP

PostPosted: Tue Mar 1, '16, 2:02 pm 
Good. Antibiotic (mis)use in agriculture is the main contributor to increasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria and the rise of superbugs like MRSA. Every bit to discourage antibiotic misuse on farms is good.

Note: in agriculture, animals are often exposed to low levels of antibiotics all the time in their feed. That is what I mean by misuse. This is to both help preempt an outbreak of bacterial infection given how packed together animals are on large farms, and also to stimulate faster weight gain. The problem is that constant low level exposure make it easier for bacteria to evolve resistance, and once a resistant strain is out in the human population, it becomes hard, if not impossible, to treat. So the practice eventually comes around to bite us regardless. And now farmers in China have been found using our last-ditch effort antibiotic that we use against resistant strains in pig feed. A post-antibiotic era may be closer than we think, and I fear seeing the return of some diseases in my lifetime.

Last edited by Wolf Bird on Tue Mar 1, '16, 2:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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