Pork Antibiotic Ban

This article circulated in a few of my online farming groups and I thought I would pass it on.  The article talks about how on big commercial farms, antibiotics are used on a regular basis on healthy animals in order for them to grow faster.  The use of the drug in question (Carbadox) can have implications for the people consuming pork from these farms.  I feel sad about the state of Big Ag in our country but also so grateful that we are able to opt out of that cycle and grow our own healthy foods right in our backyard.  I am also encouraged by articles like this that seem to point to a better future for more sustainable and healthy farming.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-moves-ban-cancer-causing-pork-antibiotic-n553101