Big Picture Science – Bacteria to the Future: Antibiotics on the Farm

by Gary Niederhoff on February 12, 2018


Big Picture Science – Antibiotics on the Farm
click to listen (TRT 14:01)

Click above to hear part 1 of Bacteria to the Future, featuring Maryn McKenna, investigative journalist who specializes in public health and food policy, and author of “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.” She explains how post-WWII farming took on the practice of feeding livestock antibiotics, and dipping the post-slaughter product into a vat of antibiotics, a practice called “acronizing.”

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