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Posted Tue Jan 6 2009: from Environmental Health News:
Crops absorb livestock antibiotics, new science shows
For half a century, meat producers have fed antibiotics to farm animals to increase their growth and stave off infections. Now scientists have discovered that those drugs are sprouting up in unexpected places. Vegetables such as corn, potatoes and lettuce absorb antibiotics when grown in soil fertilized with livestock manure, according to tests conducted at the University of Minnesota. Today, close to 70 percent of all antibiotics and related drugs used in the United States are routinely fed to cattle, pigs and poultry, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Although this practice sustains a growing demand for meat, it also generates public health fears associated with the expanding presence of antibiotics in the food chain.
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'Doc Jim says:
Don't tell me: there are probably antibiotics in the livestock's farts as well.
Jesus christ, this is serious. The antibiotics are being manifested in the fields spread with routine manure? Where does "organic" start and stop? Does this mean I shouldn't use manure from our local dairy farm? How do we restart this crazy culture?

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