CHAPTER 19: The vast majority of antibiotic use in the United States is in lives
The vast majority of antibiotic use in the United States is in livestock —cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, even farmed fish, either for medical reasons, like treating or preventing disease, or to promote growth. Most of the antibiotics used for humans are also used for livestock.
Here is some additional reading on Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/challenges/antibiotic-resistance.html
After reading chapter 19 and reviewing the attached document on “Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety” and the video “What intensive farming means for the animals and for the environment.” Answer the following questions:
What impact does factory farming have on the environment?
How do crammed conditions of factory farming affect spread of disease. Can this be prevented? Support your explanation(s).
April 22, 1915, is the anniversary of the first use of poison gas. BAYER supplied about 700 tonnes of chemicals to the front. On April 22 approximately 170 tonnes of chlorine gas were used for the first time on a battlefield in Ypres, Belgium.
After further reading on “Horror and Healing” and watching the video on “Bayer,” answer the following question using class material to support your affirmation.
Horror and healing: Germany’s chemical legacy – http://www.cbgnetwork.org/6076.html
“We can’t blame the actual present-day management of Bayer for what happened 100 years ago, but several questions remain important. We need to learn from the lessons of the past”
3. What does this statement mean to you? Give examples