When “no antibiotics” claims may be misleading
This really bugs us: Conventional meat producers routinely feed their animals a steady diet of antibiotics to prevent illness and help them grow fatter faster. But in response to the growing numbers of consumers who hunger for meat and chicken raised naturally, without drugs, more are promoting their products as antibiotic free — even though they may be using other bacteria-killing compounds in the anti-microbial family. Their use does not have to be listed on labels, they work the same way as antibiotics, and are probably harmful to the environment. (San Francisco Chronicle)
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