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Resistance to Antibiotics in Meat Production

As the human population increases exponentially, a new pressure has fallen on traditional sources of food.  Growing demand in the United States and the rest of the world has brought the issue of meat production into new prominence–especially as antibiotic use among livestock and poultry reaches an all time high.  While antibiotics keep herds healthy–and thereby fiscally beneficial–they come with risk: the possibility of antibiotic resistance.

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