Poultry Brand Tyson Promises To Stop Using Human Antibiotics In Chickens By 2017

So, Tyson has said that it will stop using human antibiotics in its chickens within two years.



The change won’t do much to improve the inhumane conditions in which Tyson’s chickens are kept. In fact, if Tyson uses this as a selling point in the company’s ads — and I’m sure it will — it could very easily make things worse by increasing the demand for chicken meat.

But clearly, Tyson is responding to pressure from the public and the government. That’s encouraging. Hopefully, we can keep pushing them — and more importantly, consumers — in the right direction.

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