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AGRICULTURE AND PLANTS
Why are antibiotics used in livestock operations?
To reduce disease and to make animals grow bigger at a faster rate.
How much of the antibiotics produced in the u.s. is used each year?
Why does the USDA endorse the practice? Why does the CDC oppose it?
USDA: prevents infection, animals will feed more efficiently.
CDC: Antibiotic resistance
If you eat food from an animal, can you consume the antibiotics?
probably not- antibiotics are highly dissolvent and break down with the water in the body of the host.
How does antibiotics in livestock affect human health?
Animals can become resistant to antibiotics. this means that even though