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'Big Chicken' Connects Poultry Farming To Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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