From Sum of Us.Org

McDonald’s: Put antibiotics out to pasture!

The McDonald’s hamburger is an icon of the modern world, and billions have been served worldwide since it was first introduced 76 years ago.

But one detail has been missing from this contemporary legend: the gross amount of antibiotics that have been pumped into the famous McDonald’s beef patty.

Scientists are warning that we’re rapidly approaching the “post-antibiotic era”. As antibiotics are overused, bacteria are becoming increasingly immune. It’s downright dangerous. And fast-food restaurants like McDonald’s are feeding the crisis.
We know McDonald’s responds to public pressure because we’ve fought it before — and won.

Tell McDonald’s: Put antibiotics out to pasture. Commit to higher standards across the board. Commit to cut medicated meat from the menu.


From the Legislative Action Center

Do Not Play Chicken with Organic Standards

Producing food that meets the USDA Organic label is a choice for farmers. And consumers who choose to buy certified organic foods want that label to mean something. That’s why Congress set up a special public committee to advise USDA and the Secretary of Agriculture on organic production rules. That Committee has spent over a decade listening to all views before recommending new organic animal welfare standards which include indoor and outdoor space requirements for organic poultry and livestock, and add definitions to which practices are allowed and prohibited under organic regulations. Now, a handful of conventional agricultural trade groups are attacking those organic standards.

Keep organic strong. Tell Congress to vote no on amendments that peck apart the USDA Organic label.


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