Big Chicken Resistant to Losing Money

On top of the threat to human health inherent in pumping chickens with antibiotics, the economics don’t add up, either.
 
In the final installment of its Stopping Superbugs series, PBS reached out to chicken giant Perdue to understand why they gave up antibiotics. It wasn’t because studies showed they were actually losing money on their investment in antibiotics. In the end, consumer demand ruled the day.
 
The Quote: We are coming up against the end of the age of antibiotics, exhausting what many have called the crown jewels of medicine. And, if I may say, we’re throwing them like pearls before swine,” said Ellen Silbergeld, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
 
Source: PBS NewsHour

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