Widespread and inappropriate use of antibiotics has led to a rise in deadly, resistant diseases.
The declining effectiveness of antibiotics has become a national public health crisis. The more they are used, the less power they have, as diseases morph to resist them. A whopping 80 percent of antibiotics in Canada are used not for human health but by the meat and poultry industry to make animals grow faster and to prevent sickness in crowded and unsanitary conditions. We don’t believe that current provincial and federal governments are able to resolve this issue. We do believe that so far the only way to change the situation is to purchase eggs and meat directly from small organic farmers.