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Save Antibiotics: Baltimore Restaurant Guide

Restaurants that serve meat without the routine use of human antibiotics
Maryland PIRG Foundation
Last updated: 4/7/2017

With the threat of antibiotic resistance growing, so is consumer demand for meat raised without routine antibiotics. Baltimore restaurants are increasingly serving antibiotic free meat.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and warns that “much of the antibiotic use in animals is unnecessary and inappropriate and makes everyone less safe.”

Antibiotic overuse is causing our most life-saving medicines to become less effective. In the U.S. nearly 70% of antibiotics important to human medicine are sold for use on animals. They are often fed in routine, low doses to animals that aren't sick to prevent diseases that can be caused by poor diets and stressful, cramped or unsanitary living conditions.

This routine use of low dose antibiotics on industrial farms facilitates the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can travel off of farms and into the community.

You can help shift the market away from the misuse of antibiotics on farms by supporting businesses that serve meat raised without the routine use of human antibiotics

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