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Old Mar 20th 2012, 01:18 AM
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Default The end of antibiotics is nigh

I suggested this very thing would happen in my undergraduate independent research project 15 years ago, and again in my doctoral thesis 8 years ago. Good to see the medical world is finally catching up!

WHO Chief: The End of Modern Medicine Is Coming


Health chief warns: age of safe medicine is ending

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...g-7574579.html

I think the timing of this is particularly poignant given our recent convergent conversations regarding factory farming versus traditional methods. The fact that about 80% of our antibiotics are going into the food chain directly at the point of the animals themselves is just fucking frightening to me. Good luck to all of you out there who insist on eating meat from a major supplier that does this to your food. I don't even care about the killing practices at that point - this is directly poisoning you and your immune system and those of your children. Let alone the foodwebs downstream from the run-off of these massive farms. The waste from those animals is pulsating with antibiotics if these numbers are right. I am sincerely glad to see the WHO finally mentioning this to everyone. Then again, we're already fucked.
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Old Mar 20th 2012, 06:55 PM
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I suggested this very thing would happen in my undergraduate independent research project 15 years ago, and again in my doctoral thesis 8 years ago. Good to see the medical world is finally catching up!

WHO Chief: The End of Modern Medicine Is Coming


Health chief warns: age of safe medicine is ending

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...g-7574579.html

I think the timing of this is particularly poignant given our recent convergent conversations regarding factory farming versus traditional methods. The fact that about 80% of our antibiotics are going into the food chain directly at the point of the animals themselves is just fucking frightening to me. Good luck to all of you out there who insist on eating meat from a major supplier that does this to your food. I don't even care about the killing practices at that point - this is directly poisoning you and your immune system and those of your children. Let alone the foodwebs downstream from the run-off of these massive farms. The waste from those animals is pulsating with antibiotics if these numbers are right. I am sincerely glad to see the WHO finally mentioning this to everyone. Then again, we're already fucked.
This issue has to be the biggest 'under-the-radar' issue out there. Factory farming is bad enough, but pumping all these pharmaceuticals into our food-chain is just insane. I've heard [rumors] about whole hospitals being closed down and completely bulldozed/demolished in under six months because of 'super-bug' infection.

The next 20-30 years are shaping up to be very interesting times...
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