5 According to a report by the FDA, approximately 70 percent of all antibiotics used in the United States are fed to farm animals. This should scare anyone expecting to get sick (that would be all of us), as new ‘superbugs’ are growing resistant to our antibiotics, leaving us defenseless against these twenty-first-century killers.
‘Antibiotics are routinely fed to farm animals – not to treat infections – but to allow animals to subsist in inhumane conditions on factory farms and to fatten them up on less food. This practice allows food suppliers to fatten up their bottom line, but it’s putting millions of lives at risk for superbug infections. The good news is that consumers have the power to change this practice. If we all make the commitment to buy meat that hasn’t been raised on routine antibiotics, this practice will come to a grinding halt,’ says Vani Hani, Creator of FoodBabe.com and New York Times Best Selling Author of The Food Babe Way.
6 In the future, your meat might come from a biotech lab, not a farm.
7 Surveys find 43 percent of salmon sold in the U.S is mislabeled. To put it another way, it’s not actually salmon, but some other kind of fish, dyed pink to look like salmon. I’d don’t kn0w about you, but I prefer to know what I’m eating
8 Meat-heavy diets create more climate change than all cars and planes, combined. So if you’re eating an in-and-out burger while driving your Tesla, don’t rush to pat yourself on the back for being a good citizen.
9 The World Health Organization has classified processed meats – including ham, salami, sausages and hot dogs – as a Group 1 carcinogen. In other words, they lead to cancer. Avoiding them can help you and the planet.