22 of America's favorite burger chains get an 'F' for antibiotic beef policy

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    22 of America's favorite burger chains get an 'F' for antibiotic beef policy

    There could be harmful chemicals in your burger, at least according to a new research report released by the Consumers Union, an advocacy division of Consumer Reports.

    In a report titled “Chain Reaction IV,” the Consumers Union graded “the top 25 burger chains in the U.S. on their antibiotic use policies for beef sourcing, on implementation of these policies as reflected in current beef purchasing, and on transparency around antibiotic use in their beef supply chains.”

    The report explained that the use of antibiotics in food products has been linked to consumers developing antibiotic resistance which could then lead to potential death from infections. “The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider antibiotic-resistant bacteria among the top threats to global public health, and the CDC estimates that each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from resistant infections.”

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    Fast food is so terribly unhealthy, it's amazing how successful these hamburger joints still are to this day, considering all the available knowledge about healthy eating.

    Some may wonder why the average American's life span has been decreasing lately. The consumption of junk food certainly is a major reason.

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