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Applegate CEO Stephen McDonnell on antibiotic use in the meat industry

Organic meat pioneer calls out meat industry for indiscriminate antibiotic use

Applegate CEO Stephen McDonnell gives an insider's perspective on how the meat industry's use of antibiotics is creating a healthcare catastrophe.

Stephen McDonnell followed his taste buds and his conscience back to meat. After flirting with vegetarianism, the CEO bought the company that would become Applegate for $250,000 in 1987 after trying its nitrate-free bacon. McDonnell believes antibiotic-free meat can be produced humanely and profitably. Growing Applegate f

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