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THE LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY

Antibiotic-Free

  • Aired: 05/01/2014
  • 02:32
  • Rating: NR
Nearly 80 percent of the antibiotics in the U.S. aren’t used on people. They’re used on animals—animals we eat—and most aren’t even sick. Low-level doses of antibiotics for extended periods of time are used mainly to increase animal weight gain. Livestock ranchers Bill and Nicolette Niman share their insights on the growing movement to remove sub-therapeutic antibiotics from American beef.
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Learn how and why nearly 80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used on healthy animals.
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