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Md. should limit antibiotics in food
Md. should limit antibiotics in food

Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat ear infections, post-surgery infections and even illnesses such as pneumonia, but what good are these medicines if our bodies build up resistance? The overuse of antibiotics in livestock ultimately leads to antibiotic resistance bacteria which can then find their way to the human population through numerous pathways including contaminated food, airborne dust blowing off farms and water and soil polluted with contaminated feces. McDonald's recently announced that they will be following the tracks of other fast food companies such as Chipotle and Panera Bread in serving antibiotic-free chicken within the next two years ("McDonald's...