NY Times Supports Obama’s Antibiotic Plan

July 24, 2009

The New York Times has published an editorial backing Obama’s plan to restrict antibiotic use on factory farms. Better yet, the piece ends by exposing agribusiness’ reckless behavior:

The legislation is drawing strong opposition from the farm lobby since the restrictions would make it much harder for industrial farms to crowd thousands of animals together in confined, inhumane and unhealthy quarters. But the current practice is dangerously self-defeating: treating more and more animals with less and less effective drugs and in turn creating resistant strains of disease that persist in the soil and water. Congress should stop this now before an entire class of drugs becomes useless.

None of this says anything new, but this editorial will doubtless make passage of the Obama plan more likely. (Via Starkman.) Link.

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