Read it and weep...
Just another piece to an immense and deadly puzzle. I'm disgusted by the corporate agri-conglomerates and their complete and utter disregard for the rest of humanity's well being.
You may have heard that the FDA is approving one of the best and strongest antibiotics we have available for human bacterial infections, for the treatment of bovine pneumonia. These antibiotics are a last line lifesaver for bacterium that cannot be beat by other treatments. Now you're going to find them in trace ammounts in every bite of beef you ingest. Have you ever known any farmer/rancher to ever use products as labeled? Even Beeks use Tetracyclin as a prophylactic to control AFB. What do suppose happens? Think anything else builds resistances?
So when some influenza attacks the human race, and the weak start to succumb to opportunistic bacterial infections, thank the cattle ranchers and milk producers for depriving us of a last ditch antibiotic.
All to make a few more bucks.
Next time you buy groceries, think about going to the local farmer's market and supporting local farmers working in a sustainable manner.
September 8th 2007 is National Beekeeping Day
American Agriculture, its as close as the nearest Honeybee!