Several months ago there was a NY Times article about a NY judge who has told the FDA that they are on notice to review the safety of antibiotics in the nation’s cattle supply. Trouble is, we have been after the FDA for 3 decades to do this. So the judge gave the FDA a time frame, which is wait for it……5 more years! Meanwhile, those doctors at Infectious Disease control already know how antibiotic use in our food supply has dire consequences for public health. Watch the excerpt video of my interview with Dr. Gershon of Columbia discussing the topic.
Meanwhile, just today the FDA has approved the use of the combination feeding of Pulmotil (tilmicosin), an in-feed bovine respiratory disease (BRD) treatment, with Rumensin, an efficiency-enhancing feed additive. What the hell is this stuff? The point is….cattle are not supposed to eat corn in the first damn place. That’s why they get sick. So the answer is give them a bunch of “medicine?” This is insanity and if you don’t want to cause disease by disrupting the very delicate balance of your gut flora, you will start questioning these tactics. What’s in our cattle?