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If people were to become antibiotic-resistant, how would we cure the diseases that are incurable without antibiotics? When at the doctors receiving medicine, most people don’t realize they are receiving a form of antibiotics. If us humans became resistant to this drug then Scarlet fever, the flu, and even a common cold would become severe problems because many americans have never fought away these illnesses without the help of antibiotics.
Growth hormones (GH) are also commonly used today in CAFOs. Cows normally give birth and lactate for about 9 months before milk secretion stops. GH elongate this cycle time and cause reproductive problems in the cows (Forbes, 68). GH increase milk production by 15%, cause animals to grow to maturity faster, and cause increase of muscle mass (Robin, 15). Animals that are injected with growth hormones get more infections and therefore the use of antibiotics is needed more often. Major U.S stores have pledged to not sell meats that have had growth hormones used in them: Wal-Mart and Starbucks are two of these (Smith, 45). The initial excitement abo…
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