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Using antibiotics on farm animals creates super-bacteria resistant to drugs, making it more difficult for you and your family to recover from strep throat and other bacterial infections.
Why are antibiotics used on farm animals?
Since the 1950s, it has become routine practice in many countries to add low levels of antibiotics to the feed or water of healthy poultry, cattle, and swine to promote faster growth and prevent infections that tend to occur when animals are housed in crowded, unsanitary conditions.
Why is the use of antibiotics on farms a problem?
The unnecessary use of antibiotics on farms is a key culprit in the rise of drug-resistant bacteria that pose a growing public health risk. By overusing antibiotics on farms and feeding them to healthy animals we’re making the drugs doctors rely on to treat illnesses like pneumonia, strep throat, and childhood ear infections less effective. Furthermore, we have few new antibiotics to replace those that are no longer effective.
How does farm-use of antibiotics contribute to drug-resistant diseases in people?
When farm animals receive antibiotics in doses too low to kill all the infectious bacteria in them, those bacteria that survive and flourish do so because they are resistant to the drug. As they multiply, they pass on their resistance. These bacteria even share the traits that make them drug-resistant with other species of bacteria, leading to widespread drug-resistance and the creation of bacterial super-bugs.
How do these drug-resistant bacteria spread?
By food: Studies have found drug-resistant bacteria on meat and poultry products and on food crops irrigated with animal-waste-contaminated water. Bacteria on food are carried into the kitchen where other foods can be cross-contaminated by contact with infected knives, cutting boards, our hands and other surfaces. We can then spread these bacteria to others.
By air and water: Drug-resistant bacteria have been found in drinking water near hog facilities and have been detected in the air downwind from industrial swine facilities.
By livestock workers: Those who work in livestock operations can accidentally carry drug-resistant bacteria in their clothing and on their bodies, unwittingly passing them on to their families, friends, and communities.
What can be done?
- Buy your meat from organic farmers who subscribe to the principles of building soil fertility, minimizing damage to the environment, working with rather than against natural systems and respecting animal welfares.
- It is important to check whether your retailer has an authentication programme in place and that their suppliers are externally audited on a regular basis. It is also important to check whether their products are free of antibiotics and hormones.
- Taking your Imsyser Good Bacteria Liquid Pre- & Probiotic on a daily basis will deprive harmful bacteria in the body of their normal food sources and replenish the beneficial bacteria, helping to build up the body’s immune system capability.
- Prepare foods safely at home.
We cannot afford not to take heed of these warnings as they affect our health, the health of our children and the DNA of our future. What type of an legacy do we want to leave – health or disease. This will be entered into a genetic coding over time as has been most modern day trends even if we are NOT governed by our genes!! But we need to change our thought processes first:
- WE ARE NOT GOVERNED BY OUR GENES
- WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
It is this simple!!
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