• Petitioned Deerfield Academy

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Deerfield Academy

Stop purchasing from suppliers of antibiotic-fed livestock

    1. Petition by

      David Keith

      Deerfield, MA

The widespread use of antibiotics in factory farms poses a significant threat to the environment & human health. The use of antibiotics in factory farms is indiscriminate, unnecessary, and largely unregulated by the FDA. Although the CDC, AMA, NRDC, and countless scientists and farmers have warned about the risks of current antibiotic practices, the government has failed to act with the public's interests in mind.

These practices are dangerous and unsustainable ones that Deerfield Academy should in no way support. And while the community's health should be prioritized over dollars and cents, studies have shown that the cost of raising livestock without antibiotics is minor—especially when compared to the economic and human costs of infections and deaths from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Rather than wait for the FDA to do the right thing, Deerfield Academy should take responsibility with its purchasing of animal products. We ask that the Academy not start or renew any contracts with suppliers that feed their animals constant doses of antibiotics, and that all future purchases are from those that raise antibiotic-free livestock. In addition, we ask that organic, grass-fed, pastured, and/or local options are considered when changing suppliers. 

To read more, please visit, http://deerfielddispatch.com/antibiotics-factory-farms .

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    1. Reached 325 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lydia Hemphill DEERFIELD, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      my health and the health of the animals as well!

    • libby murray DEERFIELD, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am eating this food everyday, its so important and people don't realized how much this effects you.

    • wayne berger DEERFIELD, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to be a leader in the promotion of local and sustainable food sources

    • Gavin Kennedy DEERFIELD, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      I like meat drug-free and natural.

    • Joel Thomas-Adams DEERFIELD, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      Wherever possible, the simple act of eating should not be linked to environmental destruction and manifest dangers to public health.


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