Reducing antibiotics in food animals is a critical part of addressing the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections. The USDA approves meat labels with claims such as ‘No Antibiotics Ever’, ‘No Added Antibiotics’ and ‘Raised Without Antibiotics. A recent study co authored by Dr. Lance B. Price, founder and co-director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at the George Washington University, Laura Rogers, Deputy Director Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at GW, and Kevin Lo, CEO of Food In-Depth. showed that 85% of beef cattle with that claim tested clean of antibiotics with 15% testing positive for antibiotic use.
We can and must do better.
Consumers should have confidence that they are getting what they pay for. We are committed to working with government, non-profit organizations, scientists, and farmers to work toward this common goal.
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THIS IS A GLOBAL ISSUE THAT EVERYONE HAS A PART IN
Antibiotic Resistance is the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide.
ONLY TAKE ANTIBIOTICS IF YOU NEED THEM
As antibiotics stop working, there is a greater likelihood of prolonged illness, hospitalization, and death from common infection.
IMPROVING ANIMAL WELFARE IS GOOD FOR ALL OF US
Measures that improve the welfare of farm animals also reduce the need to feed them antibiotics.
ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD NOT BE USED TO MAKE UP FOR POOR LIVING CONDITIONS & UNSANITARY
Animals on factory farms are given antibiotics in their feed and water to keep them from getting sick in overcrowded, stressful living conditions, giving rise to drug-resistant bacteria that threaten our health.
"My dream is that we stop propping up this broken system with antibiotics. That we let farmers be farmers again, that we have animals live like healthy animals again, and that we save antibiotics for future generations. We can do this, but we have to act now."