Really, I didn't go looking for this...

Salon has an excellent article on the connection between agricultural antibiotic use and the growth of MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant drugs.

So, who's at fault when an a super bug grows--- the 16 yr old who only took 9 days of the 10 days of penicillin for his case of strep, or the pork farmer who feeds the same antibiotic daily to his swine pens? Salon cites a stat that 84% of antibiotics used in the US go to agriculture use.

So, yes, if I have a fever and white lumps on my tonsils, give me some antibiotics, because this mess isn't my fault!

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