Watch CBS Evening News with Katie Couric tonight. They will be running a story on the livestock industry’s use of antibiotics.
The preview of the story (Farming Super Bugs) is on now at their website and it doesn’t look to animal agriculture friendly to me. I am putting my MBA skills to work by posting a comment to the preview, I urge you to do the same. My posted comment is below –
"Remember that American farmers produce the safest and most affordable food supply in the world. Antibiotics are a tool used by farmers to keep it that way. Farmers would not care if the government banned antibiotics if Americans were willing to pay substantially more for their food. And right now reputable research shows no adverse effect to consumers. If that was not the case the government would not have to ban antibiotics, farmers simply wouldn't use them. The only way livestock producers can be profitable is if we consume their products. If the product is unsafe we wouldn't consume it!
I sure hope CBS Evening News, in an effort to preserve their journalistic integrity, reached out to the livestock producing community. I'll be watching and waiting to see!
I suggest that tonight you watch the news while enjoying a safe, wholesome, nutritious, and delicious steak. I'll have mine medium rare thank you."
Yes, I tried to go a little “P.C.” So tell me what you think. Also they will be discussing this topic tonight on the live Cattlemen to Cattlemen (http://www.cattlementocattlemen.org/), airing on RFD-TV at 8:30 p.m. EST.