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Chicago Tribune: Meat With Antibiotics Off The Menu At Some Hospitals
July 21, 2010, 9:37 am
Filed under: Going Green at the Office, News

Concerned about drug-resistant pathogens, medical professionals push to limit antibiotic use in animal farming

8:11 a.m. CDT, July 20, 2010

The evening’s menu featured grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef over pasta, fresh seasonal vegetables and fresh organic peaches — items right at home in the city’s finest restaurants.

Instead, the dishes were prepared for visitors, staff and bed-bound patients at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

The Northwest Side hospital is one of 300 across the nation that have pledged to improve the quality and sustainability of the food they serve, not just for the health of their patients but, they say, the health of the environment and the U.S. population.

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