California’s Governor signs law that turns state into one with strictest restrictions on use of antibiotics in meat production

California’s Governor signs law that turns state into one with strictest restrictions on use of antibiotics in meat production

Jerry Brown, California’s Governor has signed a law that makes the state with strictest restrictions on the use of antibiotics in production of meat in the US. The usage of antibiotics as a growth promoting drugs has been halted now. The use of antibiotics will only be allowed under certain medical conditions.

A law has been signed by California’s Governor, Jerry Brown which makes the state with strictest restrictions on the use of antibiotics in production of meat in the US. The use of antibiotics will only be allowed under certain medical conditions.

The law that has been signed will affect the counter sales of antibiotics drastically. With the time, as laws and regulations will increase, and as resistance to use antibiotics in food animals will grow in the minds of customers, the issue will ultimately be seen in the courtrooms of America.

It is implicit that for humans over-prescription of antibiotics is a bigger problem as compared to development of antibiotic resistance for animals. The statement is true if one considers facts given below:

Cooking of meat kills bacteria, and the antibiotic resistance in beef has been decreased by 6% in a short span of time from 2010 to 2011, according to NARMS data.

Certain products were discontinued in 2005 because of concerns over antibiotic resistance that was being used in poultry. The decisions are not being based on collecting credible science which is also important as a matter of fact. The fight will be lost if the decisions are taken on the basis of science.

These restrictions will affect animal welfare and along with that the cost of food will also increase which will affect the poor people majorly.

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