We've hit the "end of the road" for antibiotics. A new study published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology released it's findings that there are now in the U.S. strains of bacteria that our last resort antibiotics can't kill.
While over-prescribed antibiotics is an issue -- this problem is the direct result of animal agriculture. 80% of all antibiotics in the US are fed to farm animals, not humans. These constant and low doses allow bacteria like E. coli, to evolve and become resistant to the same antibiotics we expect to treat humans with.
While the practices of companies like Tyson, Smithfield or Carghill are certainly to blame, demand drives supply and we need to be very aware of how we cast our economic vote.
Unfortunately, this was predictable and entirely avoidable. But you can take action today: Try our 30-Day Vegan Challenge and let's collectively stop our dependence on this industry.