" McDonald’s announced that they would stop purchasing poultry that had been exposed to any type of human antibiotics by March 2017." This is a great step towards improving the health of those who eat at McDonalds!!!!! I am super excited!!!!
Here is Why We Don't Need the Antibiotics
Did you know that food animals (animals raised solely for human consumption) get 80% of the antibiotics used in the U.S. -- mostly in ways that can lead to the growth of drug-resistant superbugs.
Emerging drug resistance in bacteria is one of the world's greatest health threats, according to the CDC, the FDA, the World Health Organization, and a wide range of medical professional societies.
The FDA has no problem with the antibiotics used to treat disease in animals. And it has no problem with antibiotics used under the direct supervision of a veterinarian who is treating specific animals. Beside the shortage of antibiotics that occasionally occurs, when animals are feed low dose steroids over long periods of time, it is a recipe for growing drug resistant bacteria in food animals.
So Why Are We Being Fed Antibiotics?
Over 80% of antibiotics used in food animals is put into their feed or water by livestock producers, almost always on a herd-wide basis. This makes animals put on weight faster even if they don't eat more food.
Take a look at Ashley's blog - at Manic Mom she does a great job of explaining what McDonalds plans to do to cut the use of poultry fed antibiotics.
Remember that we are what we eat - II can only say one thing - I wish more restaurants would take the same step McDonalds is taking - Thank you McDonalds!!!!!!
Thank you Ashly at Manic Mom for allowing me to share this awesome good news.
~ Connie ~