Did Your Thanksgiving Turkey Take Any Antibiotics?

www.npr.org Published: November 27, 2013
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In NPR's series Pharmed Food, reporters have been looking closely at how the livestock industry in the U.S. uses antibiotics, and what that might mean for human health.



And so as Americans prepare to roast and baste plump, juicy holiday birds, they couldn't help but wonder what antibiotics the average turkey might have been given.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to answer that question (except for the small percentage of turkeys raised without antibiotics at all). As Dan Charles has reported, the government doesn't collect data on antibiotic sales by species or by use. And the industry doesn't volunteer it, NPR reports.

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