Tonight, CBS Evening News is airing the first installment of a two-part investigation into antibiotic use in livestock production and how this may be contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Katie Couric was on the Early Show this morning to discuss the series, and sounded the alarm bell. According to Couric, “the CDC says that antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing issues facing Americans today, and there is growing concern agriculture may be playing a major role in this, with huge amounts of antibiotics being given to healthy livestock.”

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