Keep Antibiotics Out of Our Food Supply

Antibiotic resistance of bacteria are tested on slides to determine the effectiveness of each drug.

Antibiotic resistance of bacteria is tested on slides to determine the effectiveness of each drug.

The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2013, HR 1150, and Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act of 2013, S 1256, both seek to withdraw approval of non-therapeutic uses of antibiotics in food-producing animals. An estimated 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are destined for use by the livestock industry. As a result, we humans are facing a rising level of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Such a situation renders the use of antibiotics for treatment of common illnesses and diseases useless and leads to super bacteria that can easily kill their host.

Write your representative and senators and urge them to support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2013 and Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act of 2013.

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