The article linked below does a great job of explaining the rise of medication resistant super bugs because of the rampant use of antibiotics.
The really short summary – factory raised animals are given antibiotics when they aren’t sick. The goal being to make them grow faster and not die in the horrible conditions they are living in. Pathogens that make us (humans) sick, get passed to the animals, become resistant to antibiotics and then get passed back to humans. That’s a problem.
What you can do – eat less (or no) meat and if you do eat meat, look for meat labeled antibiotic free.
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