Tomorrow and Thursday night, CBS will air a segment about the use of antibiotics in the livestock industry, primarily the pork and poultry industries. NPP spokesman Dave Warner said that the poultry and pork producers who were interviewed found the questions to be very accusing in nature.
Besides meeting with farmers, CBS also met with Representative Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) who has introduced legislation that would regulate antibiotics used in livestock production. Additionally, CBS crews traveled to Denmark where antibiotic use has been regulated for quite some time now. Industry groups are crossing their fingers that the edited and aired parts of the segment are not completely derogatory.
We all know that antibiotics are used in livestock production only when necessary and that they keep animals healthy. We also know that healthy animals produce a healthy, safe product that keeps our food supply going strong. Be sure that your peers, friends and family know that too.
Tune into the CBS Nightly News tomorrow and Thursday night to see what's in-store for the livestock industry.
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