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Katy Keiffer
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Katy Keiffer is a food professional with decades of experience in many aspects of the business. She worked as a cook, a caterer and a butcher for over twenty years, subsequently morphing into a food publicist for nearly ten years, creating publicity tours for best selling culinary talent such as Anthony Bourdain, Robin Miller, Rachael Ray, and the Food Network Kitchens staff. She is a contributor to Food Arts Magazine, mostly writing about the meat industry, and the producer and host of What Doesn't Kill You; Food Industry Insight, a weekly show covering food politics and policy on The Heritage Radio Network.

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Harshing Your Mellow

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 2:11 PM

Before we get all warm and fuzzy about the fact that the FDA is making a public display of ratcheting down antibiotic use in livestock agriculture, a reality check is in order. Yes, it's official: Three years from now, in a perfect world, most producers and pharmaceutical companies will be...

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Consuming Antibiotics

(16) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 4:03 PM

While most consumers bewail the treatment of animals in high volume livestock production, there is another issue about which we should be more concerned; the prophylactic use of antibiotics in feed and water used to encourage growth and to maintain healthy herds. In recent months and years numerous organizations and...

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Meet the Meat People

(24) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 6:47 PM

As with so many other controversies in our food system, antibiotic use in livestock is a hotly contested issue. According to many experts, the efficacy of our medical arsenal is being undermined by the agricultural industry through excessive antibiotic use in our meat supply, causing a scary proliferation of antibiotic-resistant...

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Fleshing out a Conversation With the Meat Industry

(102) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 10:59 AM

Increasing numbers of state legislatures are passing bills referred to in the media as Ag-Gag, though within the livestock industry they are known as "Farm Protection" bills. These bills effectively shut down any collection of film, photos or recordings on farm, or processing plant property, without express permission of the...

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