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mercredi 27 mai 2015

23 OOO AMERICAINS MEURENT CHAQUE ANNEE A CAUSE DE LA RESISTANCE AUX ANTIBIOTIQUES TROP PRESENTS DANS L' ELEVAGE

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 REDUCTION POSSIBLE DE LA QUANTITE D' ANTIBIOTIQUES UTILISES DANS L' ELEVAGE..

For years, Walmart banked on its low prices to draw in customers, but as consumers grow concerned about the ethics of those bargains, the chain is touting a new policy it says will improve treatment of farm animals sold for meat
The superstore released new regulations on Friday requesting that its suppliers reduce their use of antibiotics in farm animals and provide more humane treatment, including larger crates for pregnant sows, The Associated Press reports.
Walmart’s recommendation comes on the heels of other major corporations, including McDonald’s, Tyson, and Costco, beginning to phase out antibiotics in the meat they sell. While the medicines are necessary to treat infections in humans, they’ve long been fed to livestock—a problem federal regulators have struggled to curb for decades. The use of antibiotics in meat can cause major health issues. Misuse in healthy animals creates drug-resistant bacteria that become much more difficult to treat in humans. As many as 23,000 Americans die annually from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Walmart has asked its suppliers to give antibiotics to livestock only to prevent disease or treat illness, not in order to them fatten up—a common practice on big farms. Store officials also want their farmers to submit records of antibiotic use and post the use on their websites, and have asked for regular veterinary checkups to prevent misapplication.
Farm animals most commonly risk illness from unsanitary living conditions, in which they’re exposed to germs in filthy, confined quarters. Walmart’s new plans for more humane treatment have the potential to decrease antibiotic use by making sure the animals don’t get sick in the first place.