June 21, 2011

FDA Must Ban Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Frances Beinecke, The Atlantic


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For decades, livestock producers have given antibiotics to healthy farm animals to promote growth and compensate for unsanitary living conditions. But for the past 34 years, the Food and Drug Administration has known this practice creates drug-resistant bacteria that can pose a threat to human health, yet it has done almost nothing to stop it.

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TAGGED: Bacteria, FDA, Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics

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