I recieved this from my yahoo garden group....just copy and paste the link below to read it in its entirety.
Summed up it says that:
1) 70% of all antibiotics produced in the USA is fed to animals;
2) 25 MILLION pounds per year are fed to HEALTHY animals;
3) powerful antibiotics not approved for human consumption are given
4) large amounts of these antibiotics are in the animal manures;
5) treating manure with high temperatures does not remove antibiotics;
6) vegetables absorb the antibiotics.
The end result is that WE are ingesting large quantities of powerful
I recommend the article for your education on this important topic.