From the Center for Science in the Public Interest:
A human health crisis is brewing on our nation’s farms. An estimated 70 percent of antibiotics used in the United States are fed to animals that are not sick, breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria and causing costly, painful, and sometimes deadly human diseases. We need your help to stop this practice.
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration acknowledged the dangerous health risks of overusing antibiotics, yet the agency has done nothing to solve the problem. In June, the FDA released a set of principles for using antibiotics safely, but there’s still no regulation in sight. The FDA is seeking public feedback on this issue, so please write today and tell the agency to prevent the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
Michael F. Jacobson
Center for Science in the Public Interest