There has been a growing concern as far back as 1945 with the overuse of antibiotics in our food and with good reason. Experts knew then that the problem of overuse of antibiotics in animals could lead to a resistance in humans for infections. Sound familiar? Update yourself on what your purchasing at the grocery store and seeking out antibiotic free food to feed you and your family for a healthier lifestyle.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has many studies on this:
Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals
Public Health Impact of Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals
About Antibiotic Resistance and more.
The CDC Frequently Asked Questions page covers
What is antimicrobial resistance?
What is an antibiotic?
Antibiotics and Food Safety
Markham Heid over at Time.com has a very informative article – You Asked: Which Foods Are Treated With Antibiotics? This article talks about what foods have antibiotics added to them and how it can effect your health and the heath of your children.
“But at least as far back as 1945, health experts have warned that overusing antibiotics could lead to so-called “superbugs,” or sickness-causing bacteria that are resistant to antibacterial drugs.” says Markham.