Sanderson and Merck Caught Deceiving Consumers


By Dr. Mercola In May 2016, I urged you to pressure poultry giant Sanderson Farms to come to its senses and join other major poultry producers in taking proactive steps to reduce its antibiotic use. Remarkably, the company not only decided not to reduce its usage but also took the step of going public with its decision to continue using antibiotics, saying the antibiotic-free chicken trend is nothing but a marketing ploy devised to justify higher prices. According to Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer of Sanderson Farms, “There is not any credible science that leads us to believe we’re causing antibiotic resistance in humans.”1 Yet, when the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) conducted an analysis of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) testing for multidrug-resistant E. coli on Sanderson Farms’ chicken, they found otherwise. Sanderson Farms’ Refusal to Cut Antibiotics in Chicken Is Dangerous Eighty percent of the antibiotics used in the U.S. ar
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/06/20/sanderson-merck-caught-deceiving-consumers.aspx

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