|Did you know that without even realizing it, you might be choosing to make superbugs – dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria – even stronger?
Weis Markets, a regional grocery chain many of us know and love, has been selling chicken from Sanderson Farms as its store brand. Unlike the two other largest chicken producers in the country that have committed to help fight superbugs by not using human antibiotics, Sanderson boasts that it “has raised its broiler chickens with antibiotics for 70 years, and has no plans to change.”
The Fair Farms Wise Choice campaign is asking Weis Markets to fulfill its commitment to ‘being good neighbors’ by not selling Sanderson Farms chicken as their house brand一unless Sanderson cleans up its act.
If Sanderson won’t join the 45-50% of the poultry industry already producing chicken without routine antibiotic use, Weis should dump them as their store brand.
Antibiotics are the most important tool of modern medicine, and we all have a role to play in ensuring their responsible use so they work when we need them — both in the doctor’s office and on the farm.
The inappropriate use of human antibiotics in agriculture is seen as one of the culprits in the over 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths caused by drug-resistant bacteria each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please sign our petition telling Weis Markets that you want a better choice for your family.
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