Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Breeding Bacteria On Factory Farms

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Another study supports the claim that factory farming practices--including keeping animals in dense populations and giving them antibiotics prophylactically--breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

On the list of things that makes  me want to tear my hair out, this nonsense comes just below run-away population growth. This is an entirely avoidable problem We are allowing factory farms to create a bomb that could kill us all so that they can make a few more bucks. And, of course, we are culpable because we won't cut back somewhat on meat consumption, and pay the extra money for free-range meat.

We are a stupid, greedy lot, and it'd serve us right to kill ourselves in this stupid, greedy way.

Oh and: as if we needed another refutation of economic libertarianism, here it is...

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