PBS NewsHour

Why this chicken producer gave up antibiotics

Clip: 08/10/2017 | 12m 13s

For decades, almost all factory-farmed chickens were raised on antibiotics. But low doses of “maintenance” antibiotics can spur bacteria to build resistance, creating superbugs. Economics correspondent Paul Solman and science correspondent Miles O’Brien report team up to examine why one major chicken producer went antibiotic-free while most still continue the practice.

Aired: 08/10/17

Rating: NR

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