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by Hannah Leitheiser

Adaption

#antibiotics #medicine

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Maryn McKenna

2017

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2019-09-28

"Bacteria adapted. In fact, as the decades past, they seem to adapt faster than before. Their persistence threatened to inaugurate a post-antibiotics era in which surgery could be too dangerous to attempt and ordinary health problems -- scrapes, tooth extractions, broken limbs -- could pose a deadly risk." - Maryn McKenna, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats (2017)

Legal: Human medicine is safe without antibiotic use. Many people still have an immune system to fight bacteria; that is enough.

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