A new report grades fast food chains on their efforts to curb the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which kills 700,000 people worldwide each year

A report released Tuesday that grades the policies of big chain restaurants shows that many well known brands, including Burger King and KFC, flunk out when it comes to their policies on eliminating antibiotics in the meat and poultry they serve.

The second annual report, compiled by a group of environmental, consumer and health organizations, including the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), graded the 25 largest fast food and restaurant chains in the US on their policies to phase out antibiotic use in their beef, pork, chicken and turkey products. The scorecard graded the companies after surveying them directly and examining company websites and annual reports.

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Source: Guardian Environment