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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Majority of Meat

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

Learn what labels to look for to minimize your exposure.

Catch the Forks Over Knives article "Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Majority of Supermarket Meat"? Yuck!

Roughly 75 percent of the meat sold at grocery stores in the United States contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria aka superbugs, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.”

If you're not ready to go all veg, look for these labels for safer (and more nutrient-dense) meat....

  • American Grassfed (beef/bison/goat/lamb/sheep) - forbids use of antibiotics & growth hormones, ensures animals are raised in the U.S.A. entirely on open green pastures & aren't forced into confined spaces

  • Certified Organic - animals may not be exclusively grassfed but their diet must be 100% organic feed, no antibiotics or growth hormones, they cannot be confined for extended periods of time

  • Pastured (chickens/eggs/pork) - animals were free to roam around outdoors and eat what they liked

Labels like "natural", "fresh", "free-range" and "cage-free" are misleading. #plantbased #wholefoods #foodismedicine #holistic #antibioticfree #grassfed #organic #pastured #forksoverknives #vegan


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