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A New Year's Resolution: Put Animals on an Antibiotics Diet

Laura Rogers | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As Americans ring in the new year, many of us will resolve to get healthy. Meat and poultry producers can help -- by making a resolution to put their farm animals on an antibiotics diet.

Why Your Body Craves Carbs: The Link Between Carbs and Antibiotics, Explained

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Don't get me wrong, antibiotics save lives. However, they're also overused. While these medicines play valuable roles in managing infections, they also wreak havoc on our guts.

Are Antibiotics Making Us Fat?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it might also do us in. A growing body of data suggests that a wide range of ills, from allergies and asthma to metabolic disease and superbugs, may be the consequence of our war on germs.

Guess What Drugs and Illegal Substances Are Showing Up in Chicken?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Antibiotic-resistant infections kill tens of thousands of people every year, and the problem is on the rise because antibiotics are recklessly overused, especially in the commercial livestock industry, where 80% of all antibiotics manufactured in the U.S. end up.

Part II: Antibiotics Injected Directly Into Eggs and Other Big Pharma Secrets

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

It was not a great surprise that the FDA's new cephalosporin livestock rules have the Agribusiness Seal of Approval. It was Big Pharma and Agribusiness lobbying that killed its stronger cephalosporin rules issued four years after.

Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.

Fueling Resistance: Rx. for Trouble

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Home
David Wallinga, M.D.

Some producers fermenting corn into ethanol add human antibiotics to their fermentation tanks. Why? To control bacteria in the tanks, which can reduce their yields if they get out of control.

USDA Admits Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Gunther

The USDA, however grudgingly, is finally admitting the link between the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotics in farm animal feed and human drug resistance.