Costco Cuts Back On Chilean Salmon In Favor Of Antibiotic-Free Fish

(Renee Rendler-Kaplan)

Amid concerns of antibiotics overuse contributing to the development of drug-resistant superbugs, American consumers are increasingly demanding antibiotic-free meat and fish. That’s bad news for Chilean salmon farmers who are facing a bacterial outbreak and treating their fish with record levels of antibiotics — and losing the business of Costco and others.

Chile is the world’s second-largest producer of salmon, pumping out 895,000 metric tons of the fish in...

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