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Avoiding Antibiotics

  • There is an easy way you can minimize your exposure to the hormones and antibiotics used in treating animals and make a change for the better.

To minimize exposure to drugs that are used in livestock, consumers should demand organically produced poultry, eggs, meats and dairy and ignore the standard supermarket fare. Nothing will more the industry away from this abuse faster than to boycott their tainted products.

So many consumers have begun to question hormones used in raising livestock, the giant poultry producer Tyson is now widely advertising a "hormone-free" chicken. It may not be "organic" but it's a step in the right direction.

If consumers can affect mega-corporations such as Tyson, they can affect all industry without any government intrusions or regulations.