Re: “We can ill afford to live in a ‘post-antibiotic’ world” (editorial, 9-22).
The editorial rightly alerts readers to the increasing problem of superbugs that pose threats to fighting infections. Your editorial reports the Center for Disease Control’s message that 70 percent of antibiotics used in the U.S. today are used in bulking up animals for human consumption – to increase profits of pharmaceutical industries and large-scale animal industries.
I agree that Congress is unwilling to legislate lower amounts of antibiotics in farm animals. Your suggestion for the “average person” is that we stop asking our doctors for unnecessary …