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One Crunchwrap Supreme, hold the antibiotics, please.

This week, Taco Bell announced that that order will be 25 percent possible by the year 2025.



Six years to reduce 25 percent of the antibiotics used in Taco Bell’s beef? Allow us to explain.

Back in 2017, the call to end the use of antibiotics in food started with chicken.

The reason is that antibiotics are important for humans in fighting bacteria, and using antibiotics in food can help spur the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Chains like McDonald’s and suppliers like Tyson took note and stopped using antibiotics.

Now, the NRDC, which has helped motivate restaurant chains to cut down on antibiotics by issuing letter grades, is turning attention to beef.

While these promises won’t exactly be fulfilled quickly, we’re glad chains like Taco Bell are stepping up to the plate and paying attention to what needs to be done in order to address health concerns.