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Antibiotics in FastFood Beef

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Interesting.

 

But The article got it partially wrong.

Farmers don't use antibiotics on a herd to treat infection, they dose the calves to promote growth. Antibiotics give about a 10% increased weight when the calf reaches slaughter.  Like having an extra cow for every ten you treat. There's money in that.

Its thought that changes in the cow's gut bacteria are responsible for the weight gain.

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I don't eat fast food so not a peronal issue but  none of this is gonna kill you tomorrow. Scientific reporting in the general media and even in some journals has not adhered to standards.  "Grain of salt" as you read :)  Example  https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/es/evidence.asp


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I posted this as Chipotle seems to have done much much better than anyone

 

in spite of several early ' setbacks ' at their establishments.   there is one very near me

 

their carnitas ( not exactly beef ) burrito is tasty , well made , and attractively priced 

 

for the amount of food they give you.


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I have been buying local farm-raised beef and chicken for the past several years. While I prefer (a) critters which were raised humanely, and (b) which were not dosed with antibiotics and hormones, the big reason is I find a significant taste difference in local farm-raised beef and chicken.

 

Oddly, I do not see the same taste difference in most farm-raised pork, with the exception of one farmer I bought from in Hot Springs whose pork was almost like red meat. I don't know if that was a function of the breed of pig, its forage, or what. But I will buy grocery store pork (and not think about how it was raised and handled at slaughter).

 


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