Each year, federal inspectors find illegal levels of antibiotics in hundreds of older dairy cows bound for the slaughterhouse. Concerned that those antibiotics might also be contaminating the milk Americans drink, the Food and Drug Administration intended to begin tests this month on the milk from farms that had repeatedly sold cows tainted by drug residue. Read More
Moral of the story: Purchase organic milk. Unfortunately, organic milk is very expensive, but considering the alternative, it might be worth it.
By the way, the story behind the origin of antibiotics in our food supply is fascinating. Here it is.