The ApocaDocs Logo: the Deaths-head Jester

[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]


It's weekly, funny, and free!


More than 6,000 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!

The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!


Ping this story
in social media:

Posted Mon Aug 8 2011: from TreeHugger:
USDA Hides Damning Report Of Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms
We've covered before the horrible consequences of constantly given factory farm animals antibiotics so they don't get sick in the sickening conditions we make them live. And recently the USDA commissioned a report reviewing the current research on antibiotics, antibiotic resistant infections and farm animals. The report was pretty damning of current industry practices, as Tom Philpott summarizes over at Mother Jones. Perhaps even more disturbing, though, is that the document has since disappeared from the USDA website, apparently after the findings upset industry, and the report's author seems to have been prevented from talking to media. Have no fear, there's a cached version: A Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance....
[Read more stories about: antibiotic resistance, corporate farming, stupid humans]

No reader quips yet -- be the first!

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:

We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

'Doc Jim says:
Modern agriculture will collapse without sustained, massive, prophylactic abuse of antibiotics!
And perpetual annual reapplication of herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep GM monocrops alive!

More stories:
  • Do We Need a Militant Movement to Save the Planet (and Ourselves)?
  • Have We Crossed the 9 Planetary Boundaries?
  • (USDA Hides Damning Report Of Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms)
  • Oklahoma and Texas droughts significantly worsened after governors asked citizens to pray for rain
  • The new normal: billion-dollar disasters

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The