Monday, November 21, 2016

Texas nuns weigh in on antibiotics

The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, are calling on McDonald’s Corp. to market only poultry, pork and beef that has been raised without medically-important antibiotics.

They plan to attend McDonald’s annual meeting to press their point.

The sisters, according to a report by Reuters, want McDonald’s to establish timelines for global shifts to poultry, pork and beef raised without medically-important antibiotics.

The issue is not new; a similar proposal last year got support only from about 20 percent of McDonald’s shareholders.

It's amazing how many urban people think they have the right to tell farmers how to raise livestock and poultry. And how successful they have been in persuading chief executives of major food retailers to listen to them instead of their farmer-suppliers.