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McDonald's Is No Longer a Leader in This Important Food Quality Factor

McDonald's has been accused of another case of greenwashing, and this time, its failure to act could have major implications on public health. Overtreating livestock with antibiotics can increase the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria—this is hardly a new finding . Nether is the fact that antibiotic-resistant bacteria can subsequently infect humans, which can cause infections that are more difficult to treat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and other organizations across America (and around the globe) have tracked the issue for years via programs like the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (or NARMS) and others. RELATED: McDonald's Would Need To Change Its Entire Menu to Meet New Goal, Experts Say The problem is that the groups tracking the issue can often do little more than that: keep track. It is up to producers and major purchasers of livestock to take action and curtail the heavy use of prophylactic antibiot