|A happy RFF customer with the fruits, |
or rather vegetables, of her labors
What you don’t know about the fertilizer you just bought is the possibility that it can make you very sick! Why? It contains antibiotics, growth hormones and steroids!!
Whether it’s in human medicine or animal agriculture the overuse, or misuse, of antibiotics poses a health risk. The fact that about 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used on farm animals who don’t need them should be eliciting a serious call to action from regulators, not decades worth of inaction and bows to agribusinesses and pharmaceutical companies.
Antibiotics are routinely given to healthy animals on farms in a non-therapeutic manner, or before they actually get sick, to compensate for filthy living conditions and to promote growth. The problem with this is that animals receiving low doses of antibiotics on a regular basis become walking reservoirs for bacterial growth that can result in antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.
According to the report, from 2001 to 2013 FDA scientists studied 30 different antibiotics drugs in the penicillin and tetracycline drug classes that were approved for use decades ago and called 18 of the drugs in question “high risk” because they could expose us to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, which can be spread to other animals on farms or to us through the food supply.
Antibiotics, growth hormones and steroids used on cattle and chickens and pigs are in that organic fertilizer you recently purchased! Bone meal –blood meal and the manure your fertilizer contains also has high quantities of antibiotics and other toxins. ORGANIC GARDENING MAGAZINE strongly suggests not to use fertilizer that contains any of these elements!
Rainbow Farms Fertilizer uses only mealworm castings and is 100% pure. And grows healthy, safe veggies with great taste!