Consumers Union (CU), the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has sent its own letter to Congressional leaders to rebut a missive sent earlier in the month from the American Meat Institute, North American Meat Association and other organizations outlining their challenges to Consumer Reports’ “Meat On Drugs” report.
In it, the CU says it has “undertaken a Meat Without Drugs campaign because antibiotic resistance has become a major public health crisis. …
We believe that one of the best ways to reduce the level of antibiotic resistance in bacteria is to minimize the use of antibiotics in food-animal production.”
The eight-page letter was sent to the chair and the ranking member of both the House Committeee on Agriculture and the ag subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations.
To read the letter in its entirety, click here.
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