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   Meat industry investigation: 80 percent of the total of all the antibiotics we use in the states is used in meat animals

10 Dec 2012 12:43 PM   |   3012 clicks   |   Kansas City
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hinten    [TotalFark]  
Your friendly neighborhood butcher:

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10 Dec 2012 03:40 AM
Bontesla     
And this is why we can't have nice things.

10 Dec 2012 06:07 AM
Raharu     
Would you rather have diseased meat on your table?

10 Dec 2012 07:48 AM
hinten    [TotalFark]  

Raharu: Would you rather have diseased meat on your table?


Having more healthy meat justifies more incurable human diseases?

10 Dec 2012 07:54 AM
DON.MAC     
The scary thing is most cattle aren't given antibiotics at all in their life which means some are getting huge doses. I've heard that chickens get the most, then beef and pork gets the least.

10 Dec 2012 08:06 AM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  

Raharu: Would you rather have diseased meat on your table?


Ummm, you are aware that they give the antibiotics prophylactically, yes? So you're just trolling, right?

Right?

10 Dec 2012 09:29 AM
trivial use of my dark powers     
We are very quickly re-entering a time when people die from bacterial infections. 

/stay away from hospitals.
//especially if you're sick.
///there's nasty shiat there.

10 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
Endive Wombat    [TotalFark]  
Breakup the CAFO's and stop feeding corm, and dead, processed animals to other animals.

10 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
toraque    [TotalFark]  
So we use antibiotics in meat animals? What do we do with the ones that aren't made out of meat?

/Confused

10 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  
Quick, everyone be scared of things you don't quite understand but sound baaaaaaaaaaaaddddd.

/then go loiter at Whole Paycheck and feel smug about your grocery choices

10 Dec 2012 12:23 PM
hinten    [TotalFark]  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Quick, everyone be scared of things you don't quite understand but sound baaaaaaaaaaaaddddd.

/then go loiter at Whole Paycheck and feel smug about your grocery choices


Doctor or part of the meat industry?

10 Dec 2012 12:25 PM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  

hinten: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Quick, everyone be scared of things you don't quite understand but sound baaaaaaaaaaaaddddd.

/then go loiter at Whole Paycheck and feel smug about your grocery choices

Doctor or part of the meat industry?


I apologize to everyone, I forgot to pre-emptively add "and imply, with very stern looks and concerned sips from their Naked Juice bottles, that anyone who doesn't agree with the panic is complicit in one of many food industry conspiracies."

10 Dec 2012 12:40 PM
thebpem     
Fluoride in water is mind control!

/Amidoingitrite?

10 Dec 2012 12:44 PM
LarryDan43     
What about vegetable animals?

10 Dec 2012 12:45 PM
darth_badger     
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10 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
BumpInTheNight     
There are more then just meat ones? We live in amazing times.

10 Dec 2012 12:48 PM
lohphat    [TotalFark]  

Raharu: Would you rather have diseased meat on your table?


Stop feeding livestock corn instead of grass so that acidosis doesn't occur which needs antibiotics to treat.

10 Dec 2012 12:48 PM
clownyclownzomby    [TotalFark]  
I used to live near Garden City. I would prefer an antibiotic-resistant infection to reliving those days.

10 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
THX 1138     
Meat animals? As opposed to animals that aren't made of meat?

10 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
megarian    [TotalFark]  

Endive Wombat: Breakup the CAFO's and stop feeding corm, and dead, processed animals to other animals.


I want to try corm.

10 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
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10 Dec 2012 12:52 PM
Insatiable Jesus     
Stop farking. Oh what a wonderful world it will be when the earth is so completely overrun with people that they cannot possibly be sustained and start eating each other.

The only technology that can save mankind would be a way to sterilize large areas from the air. Unless you like killing and war, which is where it will go if we cannot arrest population growth.

10 Dec 2012 12:52 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Ah well. At least I have a nice pair of tits to distract me.

10 Dec 2012 12:53 PM
Peki     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: hinten: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Quick, everyone be scared of things you don't quite understand but sound baaaaaaaaaaaaddddd.

/then go loiter at Whole Paycheck and feel smug about your grocery choices

Doctor or part of the meat industry?

I apologize to everyone, I forgot to pre-emptively add "and imply, with very stern looks and concerned sips from their Naked Juice bottles, that anyone who doesn't agree with the panic is complicit in one of many food industry conspiracies."


Both my fiance and I have had food-borne illnesses within one week of each other (I got dysentery--yes, I thought of Oregon Trail too--and he got generic food poisoning, the day before Thanksgiving). We're both doing our best to avoid eating out altogether, but I have a monster-in-law who is extremely territorial about her kitchen (she's a hard-left conspiracy theorist who has separate sponges for the sink versus dishes) and thinks I'm a horrible meat-eater who can't possibly know how to use a pot to boil water. In spite of the fact that it's my pot.

Why we think it's a good idea to pay the least to those who handle our food is beyond me. Now, whenever people around me say "I don't understand why these knuckleheads can't do their jobs," my Weeners is, "Are you paying them enough to care?"

/we aren't, and we're gonna pay for it real quick

10 Dec 2012 12:53 PM
hinten    [TotalFark]  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: hinten: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Quick, everyone be scared of things you don't quite understand but sound baaaaaaaaaaaaddddd.

/then go loiter at Whole Paycheck and feel smug about your grocery choices

Doctor or part of the meat industry?

I apologize to everyone, I forgot to pre-emptively add "and imply, with very stern looks and concerned sips from their Naked Juice bottles, that anyone who doesn't agree with the panic is complicit in one of many food industry conspiracies."


Ahh, you're a self-educated food hipster.

10 Dec 2012 12:54 PM
Big Man On Campus     

ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 639x400]


I lol'd

10 Dec 2012 12:56 PM
BullBearMS     

Raharu: Would you rather have diseased meat on your table?


We're not talking about giving antibiotics to sick animals to make them better.

We're talking about adding antibiotics as an ingredient in the food we feed the animals every single day, because it makes them gain weight faster.

It also serves as a huge breeding ground for antibiotic resistant bacteria. The big problem with this is that the gene for antibiotic resistance can be transferred from one species of bacteria to another.

Have you heard about the strains of Gonorrhea, Tuberculous, Staph, and other bacteria that are very nearly immune to antibiotics becoming quite common? This is why we have them.

10 Dec 2012 12:57 PM
dj1s     
This is OLD news. I first heard this in a book called Eating Animals by Foer. You people should really learn more about where your food comes from. You are what you eat and what we do to factory animals is not something that you should be eating, IMHO.

10 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
WTP 2     
since they stand outside all day..
doesn't it keep them from getting sick??


you have to give them that question so they think you are really too stupid to talk to and they walk away

10 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
highendmighty     
Not all at once, though, so it's OK.

10 Dec 2012 01:05 PM
Tatterdemalian     
I'm ok with this, and everyone with at least an 8th grade education in statistical mathematics should be too.

/it's like the "40% of sick days are taken on Mondays and Fridays" statistic
//OMG YOU ARE ALL SUCH HORRIBLE GREEDY PEOPLE... wait, I eat a whole farking ton of food every year, just like everyone else that isn't starving?

10 Dec 2012 01:09 PM
Ima_Lurker     

BumpInTheNight: There are more then just meat ones? We live in amazing times.


Apparently some animals are more equalmeaty than others.

10 Dec 2012 01:09 PM
pmdgrwr     

dj1s: This is OLD news. I first heard this in a book called Eating Animals by Foer. You people should really learn more about where your food comes from. You are what you eat and what we do to factory animals is not something that you should be eating, IMHO.


the people have given up control of their foods to big business. people are failing to realize that the goal is to make a profit not to feed them healthy food. antibiotics are being used because conditions at the holding pens are so deplorable that the herds would be infected or die.

10 Dec 2012 01:10 PM
Disaster Transport     
Mmmm. This is where most of the meat I eat comes from. Joining a CSA has a lot of benefits. It's convenient (we always have something to make in our freezer), and the price is pretty much the same that I'd pay at the local grocery store but it's better quality (around $50 a month, which feeds 2 of us). I meet the farmers every week at pick up time and they really care about what they do. If you have a CSA near you, I recommend checking it out. Don't get me wrong, I love all kinds of food - organic, healthy, or not - but we wanted to try this and ended up loving it.

/ now I want a hamburger

10 Dec 2012 01:11 PM
Marcintosh     

Raharu: Would you rather have diseased meat on your table?


Really, at that rate of consumption, it's not meat anymore, not meat ever again. I wonder if it decomposes?

Oh and it's not diseased until the cattle hit the feed lot and start eating corn. Cattle are meant to eat grasses not corn. When they're fed corn for 120 days they'll die if they aren't fed antibiotics. Can't say much about chicken - just don't know. Well other than it's "hurry up and die" from a producers stand point

Some of you fine folks have to watch some muck raker documentaries to really understand it. I say this because I can't be sure if there's a lot of innocents and republicans or just folks lacking a bit of insight.

As much as I rail about Netflix, they have a great library of titles on the crap in the grocery store that passes for food.

10 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
Reverend Monkeypants     
What MAY happen eventually is as the rest of the world bans the use of ALL OF THIS STUFF they might decide that their borders are closed to US citizens because we're dangerous, disease carrying, ignocrats.

The possibilities are endless!

10 Dec 2012 01:32 PM
Tatterdemalian     

Reverend Monkeypants: What MAY happen eventually is as the rest of the world bans the use of ALL OF THIS STUFF they might decide that their borders are closed to US citizens because we're dangerous, disease carrying, ignocrats.

The possibilities are endless!


The funny thing is that, every time the rest of the world has tried to do that in the past, they've always turned their own countries into dangerous diseased idiocracies, while America has simply kept on being an awesome shining beacon of liberty, health, and reason amid the gathering darkness.

/i'm sure it will be totes diff this time tho
//after all, Ghandi said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting the same result every time
///you don't want a great leader like Ghandi to think you're crazy, do you?

10 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
DanZero    [TotalFark]  
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10 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
Loadmaster     
Now I want some steak.

10 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
ocschwar     
I'm ok with this, and everyone with at least an 8th grade education in statistical mathematics should be too.


Everyone should be okay with MRSA ?

Everyone should be okay with antibiotic resistant TB?

Everyone should be okay with antibiotic resistant gonorrhea ?

I am not okay with this.

10 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
the_geek     

Tatterdemalian: The funny thing is that, every time the rest of the world has tried to do that in the past, they've always turned their own countries into dangerous diseased idiocracies, while America has simply kept on being an awesome shining beacon of liberty, health, and reason amid the gathering darkness.


The reasons are likely totally unrelated to this, but Americans have some of the worst health stats in the civilized world.

10 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
AustinFakir     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Quick, everyone be scared of things you don't quite understand but sound baaaaaaaaaaaaddddd.

/then go loiter at Whole Paycheck and feel smug about your grocery choices


It's no fair trolling people with a common opinion expressed the way any dumb asshole would express it. Is trolling these days nothing more than a passable impersonation of derp?

Effective, but disqualified for laziness. No points for the replies you got.

10 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
dabbletech     
80 percent of the total of all the grammar nazis hate this headline.

10 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
cwolf20     
Gee wally. I wonder why people make fun of Organic foods that don't include such things as antibiotics.

I don't know Beav. Go chase a car or something

10 Dec 2012 02:44 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

LarryDan43: What about vegetable animals?


They get the other 20%.

10 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
memebot_of_doom    [TotalFark]  

darth_badger: [adage.com image 642x328]


They're feeding them steroids too?

10 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
PunGent     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Quick, everyone be scared of things you don't quite understand but sound baaaaaaaaaaaaddddd.

/then go loiter at Whole Paycheck and feel smug about your grocery choices


You seem to be implying there's no downside to current agribusiness practices, which is incorrect. And I say that as a stockholder.

Or you're trolling, in which case, well done.

10 Dec 2012 03:16 PM
bratface     
I suppose I'm lucky, antibiotics aren't allowed in the state I live in.

10 Dec 2012 03:21 PM
Corydon     

Insatiable Jesus: Stop farking. Oh what a wonderful world it will be when the earth is so completely overrun with people that they cannot possibly be sustained and start eating each other.

The only technology that can save mankind would be a way to sterilize large areas from the air. Unless you like killing and war, which is where it will go if we cannot arrest population growth.


Um, you do realize that we're below the population replacement rate in this country (and throughout the developed world). If it weren't for immigration, we'd be losing people.

And that trend is spreading. Latin America and Asia are starting to see the same trends. Pretty much the only place where population is growing at a fair clip is Sub-Saharan Africa.

10 Dec 2012 03:27 PM
JesseL     
And people still claim that the only reason someone would hunt instead of buying meat at the store is because they're a bloodthirsty barbarian.

/totally a bloodthirsty barbarian
//still likes the health benefits of wild game

10 Dec 2012 03:52 PM
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