Do drugs that farmers give cows when they are sick hurt our beef?



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    Yes. In industrial farms, cows are given antibiotics on a regular basis with their feed, not to treat illness, but rather to prevent illness. It’s important that cows are fed incredible amounts of food very quickly because their life cycles have become shorter so they can produce more meat at a faster clip than in the past. These antibiotics pass on oftentimes in small amounts to our food. They also are used so often for cows that strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been developing and end up in cow’s waste and occasionally in our food. These bacteria, of course, are not treatable by antibiotics, and can be extremely harmful to consumers. Please see the article below to see what YOU can do to increase the health of cows and yourself.

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