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A Ticking Time Bomb: Eliminating Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture

Gary H. Cohen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Gary H. Cohen

While antibiotics are an essential part of the health care we receive, the vast majority of antimicrobials are used for industrial animal agriculture -- around four times the amount used in human medicine.

More Data, Fewer Antibiotics Are Keys to Fighting Deadly Superbugs

Laura Rogers | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As our lawmakers in the Senate discuss the fees that companies will pay to help the FDA expedite drug reviews, they should also require those companies to provide information that helps the agency protect people from drug-resistant superbugs.

Groups Sue FDA for Putting Pigs Before People

Laurie David | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Force-feeding prescription drugs to healthy people, just to make them grow faster, would be considered ludicrous by any doctor. Possibly even criminal. But the FDA allows factory farms to essentially to just that.

Wake Up, Secretary Vilsack

Laurie David | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Laurie David

Knowing Secretary Tom Vilsack's passion for helping the people who live in rural communities, there is no larger issue for him to focus his attention on than protecting those communities from antibiotic-resistant bacteria sourced from food animals.

Stop Drug-Resisant Staph From Spoiling Your Holiday Roast!

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Mindy Pennybacker

A meat-free diet sounds better than ever, following the recent news about the pervasiveness of drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria in U.S. meat and poultry.

This Is the Game Changer!

Laurie David | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Laurie David

It's hard to shock me, but when I read the report on Friday that almost half of the meat and poultry we're buying at our local grocery stores is contaminated with Staph bacteria, I had to let out a scream of frustration.

29 MILLION Pounds Of Antibiotics Given To Farm Animals In 2009

Marion Nestle at The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I was interested to read FoodSafetyNews yesterday morning and learn about the FDA's new count of the number and pounds of antibiotics used to promote ...

Lucia Graves

FDA Calls Antibiotic Use In Farming 'A Serious Public Health Threat,' GOP Ignores Mounting Evidence | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.16.2010 | Politics

The overuse of antibiotics in farming may have significant health consequences for consumers, according to testimony from the Food and Drug Administra...

Would You Pay $.05 More per Lb to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Pigs?

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

If we eliminated the use of antibiotics used in pigs for non-therapeutic uses the price of pork would go up just $.05 per pound. What price would you put on your health?

Animal Antibiotics (VIDEO): Denmark's Limited Antibiotic Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Part Two of her expose on antibiotic use in animals, CBS anchor Katie Couric travels to Denmark to see the other side of the spectrum (see Part One...

Animal Antibiotics (VIDEO): A Threat To Human Health?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While the most commonly known use of antibiotics is to kill bacteria fight off sickness, for the past 60 years they've also been given to healthy farm...