HEALTHY LIVING
09/04/2012 12:17 pm ET | Updated Nov 04, 2012

Use Of Antibiotics In Animals Raised For Food Defies Scrutiny

The numbers released quietly by the federal government this year were alarming. A ferocious germ resistant to many types of antibiotics had increased tenfold on chicken breasts, the most commonly eaten meat on the nation's dinner tables. But instead of a learning from a broad national inquiry into a troubling trend, scientists said they were stymied by a lack of the most basic element of research: solid data.

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