For decades, antibiotics have been infused into agricultural animals or their food. We were told that these antibiotics were essential to prevent infections in the animals. This made sense to most scientists, but “most scientists still have no idea of the dangers associated with the non-judicious use of prophylactic antibiotics. Many health problems can ensue when antibiotics are prescribed for the wrong reasons. I contend that prescribing them to promote animal growth is the wrong reason. It is also a dangerous practice, since antibiotics are fungal metabolites, known to induce serious health problems to animals and people.
This begs so many questions for me:
For decades scientists have shaken their fingers at beef as contributing to human illness! Of course, they are correct, but they don’t know why. Yet this article could not be clearer. Says lead author Dr. Adam West, “These compounds have the potential to disrupt entire ecosystems by altering reproductive cycles in many species, including fish. “We expect impacts that extend through the aquatic food web.” Now, I’m really not certain if male fish taste better than female fish, but eating a male fish that used to be a female fish just sounds disgusting to me! It does, however, begin to answer the age-old question of the cause of obesity though, doesn’t it?