Earlier this week, there was a lot of excitement (nay, elation) expressed over the new guidelines from the FDA on antibiotic use in production livestock situations (i.e., factory farms). It sounded like a huge thing. It sounded as if finally, the FDA was going to do something which would end up cleaning up the dynamic on large-scale factory farms so that regular usage of low dose antibiotics would be eliminated (and frankly, this is way after the horse, ahem, has long left the barn in terms of antibiotic-resistent bacteria being out in the population, but hey, what the heck).
As usual, it’s the details. It’s the ‘I did not have sex with that woman’ thing.
It’s all about antibiotic usage in feeds… to promote growth.