Uh, Could You Please Stop Creating Superbugs…um, pretty please?

Of course they’re willing to adopt this useless plan. The outcome here is totally predictable: factory farms will suddenly claim they need medicated feed to fight widespread infection, rather than simply to boost growth.

The FDA isn’t being foolish here in trusting factory farms to do the right thing—the agency knows full well that factory farms will circumvent this toothless request. They’ve basically bought the industry at least another year in which it can maintain current antibiotics use, until this story catches fire again and the public demands legitimate regulations. What a sham.

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