Tag Archives: antibiotics

Tainted honey, counterfeit eggs, and the impending “fake food” epidemic

As our population exceeds the carrying capacity of the planet, and natural resources dwindle, I imagine we’ll see more and more companies selling things for human consumption that probably shouldn’t be consumed. While none of the recent examples of “fake food” that I’m aware of rise to the level of the case in China a […]

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Totally Quotable Linette: “but what will the vegans think” edition

When I get a cold, like the one I’ve had for the past few days, I tend to make and eat spicy chili. It never makes me well, but, for some reason, I’m convinced that one day it’ll do the trick. (As I believe antibiotics are overprescribed, and refuse to take them when I get […]

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Stop the systematic abuse of antibiotics by factory farms

The Union of Concerned Scientists is lobbying for the passage of an agriculture bill that I’m very much in favor of. It’s called the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (H.R. 1549/S. 619), and, if enacted, it would curtail the frivolous, preemptive use of antibiotics by factory farms. Here’s some background from the Union […]

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