You Aren’t the Only One Who Needs a Prescription, Now so Does your Dinner…
After a recent FDA ruling, farmers can no longer add antibiotics to the feed of healthy animals just to make them grow to a greater size. A prescription will be required by a licensed veterinarian before animals can consume the medication. How does that affect you, you might ask? Well, it is theorized that antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria have evolved due to over-consumption of antibiotic fed animal products. MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a staph infection that can be picked up from door handles, furniture or even gym equipment. Such infections were not prevalent until as of late. Two million people are hospitalized for MRSA infections and an estimated 99,000 die each year from hospital-acquired infections, most of which result from such resistant strains.
When possible, purchase anti-biotic free, grass fed, or organic animal products. Any grocery store in the Brickell area should have these products available.
The original article can be viewed at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/us/antibiotics-for-livestock-will-require-prescription-fda-says.html?_r=1&ref=health