Source: USDAWhile we know that 80 percent of antibiotics sold every year are given to livestock and poultry, a lot of uncertainty still exists regarding antibiotic use in food animal production. As the government remains of little help in divulging specifics, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-Ny) is trying to go another route by appealing to industry itself.
Last Thursday, Rep. Slaughter sent a letter to 60 of the top companies in the food industry – including fast food restaurants, meat producers and grocery store chains (i.e. Burger King, Chipotle, Perdue, Cargill, Kroger, Costco, Whole Foods, etc.) – asking them to reveal their policies on drug use in animal agriculture.