Majority Of Consumers Prefer Food Without Antibiotics

A recent poll conducted by the Consumers Union found that the majority of Americans do not like antibiotics in their food and agree that the antibiotics pose health risks. According to the full report, “more than 60% of respondents stated that they would be willing to pay at least five cents a pound more for meat raised without antibiotics. Over a third (37%) would pay a dollar or more extra per pound.” Despite growing scientific evidence that antibiotics are unhealthy, the FDA continues to do very little to restrict their use.

Nina Liss-Schultz