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The Nat­u­ral Re­sources De­fense Coun­cil es­ti­mates that about 40 per­cent of the U. S. chicken in­dus­try has elim­i­nated or pledged to elim­i­nate rou­tine use of an­tibi­otics that are es­sen­tial for treat­ing hu­man in­fec­tious dis­eases. As it stands, more than 70 per­cent of med­i­cally im­por­tant an­tibi­otics in the U. S. are used to pro­duce beef, pork, and poul­try, mak­ing the drugs less ef­fec­tive for treat­ing in­fec­tions in peo­ple.

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