They – the health experts tell you: Eat anything you like, food has nothing to do without your cancer or any of your illness. You buy that? What many don’t learn in school is that those animals (even fish) that you eat are often “laced or fed” with antibiotics … you eat them and you also eat the antibiotics. As simple as that!
According to the article in the New York Times:
Every year in the United States, 325,000 people are hospitalized because of food-borne illnesses and 5,000 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s right: food kills one person every two hours.
Perhaps the most disgraceful aspect of our agricultural system … is the way antibiotics are recklessly stuffed into healthy animals to make them grow faster.
The Food and Drug Administration reported recently that 80 percent of antibiotics in the United States go to livestock, not humans. And 90 percent of the livestock antibiotics are administered in their food or water, typically to healthy animals to keep them from getting sick when they are confined in squalid and crowded conditions.
Do you ever learn such thing in school? I did when I was in Universiti Malaya. In our animal husbandry course, we were taught how to formulate animal feed. The essential ingredients would be to add antibiotics and growth supplements into the feed – who cares what happens after that, provided the animals grow faster and don’t fall sick.
To make sure that we students get this into our head, question on feed formulation is always a “sure” question in our final exam!