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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 


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Antibiotic Use in the Meat Industry is Changing How I Think About Eating

Albert Stern

Last month I wrote about the overuse of antibiotics and when it is appropriate to use these drugs. Since that time, there has been a flurry of news stories about new antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria showing up in hospitals and doctor's offices.  

A key thing to appreciate is how much antibiotic medicine goes to the meat industry. The majority of antibiotic use on factory farms is to prevent illness rather than cure a disease. 

This article from Ars Technica does a great job outlining how the meat industry is ignoring calls to cut back on these critical drugs. 

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This is a truly complex issue. There are calls in congress to increase the FDA's ability to regulate the meat industry. 

The entire topic has made me re-exam how I am eating. I eat meat. In the past, I have been more conscious of having a regular number of vegetarian meals each week. I am going to recommit and increase that number moving forward.