FDA Admits Use of Antibiotics on Animals is at All-Time High

October 7, 2014 9:47 PM

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FDA Admits Use of Antibiotics on Animals is at All-Time High

The Food and Drug Administration has reported that the amount of antibiotics being given to farm animals in the United States is at an all-time high, increasing by 16 percent between 2009 and 2012, according to The Atlantic.

Nearly 70 percent of the antibiotics commonly used on animals are considered “medically important” for humans, a further 80 percent of which are being used to ensure more rapid growth and disease prevention for farm animals.

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