Thoughtless Thursday


The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that antibiotic use in animal husbandry, poultry farming and aquaculture in the US is over four times USDA recommended levels. Meanwhile, the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has estimated that 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the USA are used on animals.

Cheap Antibiotics Prone to Abuse

Antibiotics are used to ensure better health and survival of animals bred for food, but they are also believed by many farmers to promote growth. As prices of antibiotics remain attractively low, they offer the prospect of higher earnings from greater output at low cost. Hence, there is little or no market incentive to reduce excessive, if not indiscriminate use, and hence abuse of antibiotics. Thus, such efforts to increase farmer incomes and profitability exacerbate the likelihood and risk of antibiotic resistance.

The widespread use of antibiotics through food chains is thus becoming catastrophic. A review by the FAO explains how antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals are infecting humans, through direct contact with animals or indirect transmission through the food we eat. Earlier, the spread of bacteria was popularly associated with international travel, but the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in our food is now proving to be far more formidable.


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17 Responses to Thoughtless Thursday

  1. Den says:

    A planned power outage for 8 hours today will keep me offline, froze some amonia jugs full of water to keep the fridge cold. I have a small generator that will keep my space heater and TeeVee going, most inconvenient today, tomorrow would be ok cuz I wouldn’t be home anyway.

    Rain might postpone the outage to replace power poles, fingers crossed.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    My coffee maker plugged up but a second cup of water made it work again. Weird.


    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      Your second cup of water flushed out the obstruction, which was probably a build up of cooties from brewing coffee! You drank the obstruction, lol!!!


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Took 22 minutes on the sticks to take the tax bumf to Jason Willis and then 5 more minutes to the Foundry for an immediate reward.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Lawn mower already.

    The house of the Mimn is for sale.


    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      You had to mow? I was walking the trails next door at dusk, looks like I’ll be mowing there by the end of this upcoming week, or the beginning of the following week. I still have wood to pick up off of our lawns. Next nice day, hopefully.

      The Mimn house, they were renters? Landlord selling the house?


      • David B. Benson says:

        Not me as I eliminated lawn from my yard; neighbors.

        The father of Cody, one of the original Mimn, owns the house. Cody seems to have graduated and his younger brother, Brady, I guess is not continuing @ WSU. Brandon graduates in a few weeks and Ben has already graduated. There are new renters but I guess Cody/Brady and the youngest boy’s dad doesn’t want to be an absentee landlord. Met him once.


  5. Den says:

    The power was off for NINE hours! Lukily I planned ahead, have a generator and extension cords, to hook up the TeeVee and the fridge, or the space heater alone, did not freeze inside nor did I have warm beers, too many other ‘lectric items would compromise wattage integrity of the generator, 4 hours run time for 1.4 gallons.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Hanging out in the Hillside Cafe with a piece of peach pie, waiting for the concert @ 8.


    • David B. Benson says:

      The symphonic band and then the symphonic wind ensemble played a wonderful concert. Talked with Greg Y. both before and after; a clinical faculty member with a son who played flute before, at the intermission and after; the bassoon professor after; the development officer of the college of arts and sciences after.

      Anyway a good time with good music.


  7. Den says:

    Love me some Deschutes! Yum!


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