Except for Chipotle & Panera Bread. In the US, animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are routinely fed low doses of antibiotics to make them grow fatter, faster, and to prevent disease associated with crowded and unsanitary living conditions.
Consumers pay for cheap meat on the back end, via exorbitant health care costs and lives cut short. In the US alone, the price tag for antibiotic resistance is $20 billion in additional annual health care costs and an estimated 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections each year.
By Dr. Mercola
Antibiotic resistance has been declared “an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society” by the World Health Organization (WHO).1 The cause for this growing drug resistance was once thought to be restricted to overuse of antibiotics in medicine, but it’s become quite clear that our food supply significantly contributes to the problem.
Chain Reaction: How top restaurants rate on reducing use of antibiotics in their meat supply
Read the full report here.
Chain Reaction is a new report and scorecard that grades America’s top restaurant chains’ on their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains. All but five companies received a failing grade.
70-80 percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in factory farms. This practice enables crowded, filthy conditions for animals and drives antibiotic resistance that threatens our health.
– See more at: http://www.foe.org/projects/food-and-technology/good-food-healthy-planet/chain-reaction#sthash.AcsiS4OJ.dpuf