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Antibiotics in your veggies?

vegetable with trace antibiotics If you're not soured on factory-raised animals and the industrial meat complex yet, here's one more thing to consider: The antibiotics routinely fed to animals at concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) make it into their feces, which then become manure ... the same manure that is used to fertilize our produce. Scientists have found that vegetables grown in soil contaminated by antiobiotic-rich manure pick up traces of the antibiotics, which then make it onto our plates. Yum. Just another way we're paving the way for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read more at one of my favorite food blogs, the Ethicurean.

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