The Animal Agriculture Alliance is disappointed by the many unsubstantiated claims portrayed as fact in the widespread Associated Press article entitled “Pressure Rises to Stop Antibiotics in Agriculture.”
Released on Dec. 29, the story was the third installment of a five-part series about antibiotic resistance in the United States. Unfortunately, the authors did not offer a balanced analysis of the complex issue, instead relying on biased sources to portray America’s food producers in a negative light.
Food producers rely on science to produce a safe, secure, and affordable food supply to an ever-increasing population. Modern agriculture systems protect animals from harsh weather conditions and disease while improving food quality. Antibiotics are a judiciously-used tool employed by farmers and ranchers with veterinarian oversight to further their goal of raising healthy animals.
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