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Rein in animals' antibiotics, already

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Antibiotics are a big reason why meat is so plentiful and cheap in this country, but using those drugs just to enable more cows, pigs and chickens to grow larger faster is hardly worth the trade-off: increasing numbers of humans dying because the drugs that once cured their bacterial infections are no longer working. Whether humans take antibiotics directly, such as when their doctors prescribe them, or indirectly through the meat they eat, they can ...

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