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Antibiotics in Meat

Taking Antibiotics off the Menu

Lauren Compere | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Lauren Compere

Antibiotics have revolutionized modern medicine and saved millions of lives around the world. Unfortunately less than 100 years on, we are on the verge of what the World Health Organization has called a "post-antibiotic era" due to the overuse of these important drugs.

Tyson Foods CEO Does The Right Thing For No Good Scientific Reason

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

A much-noted move by the nation’s largest poultry provider to drastically reduce its use of human antibiotics in chickens apparently has little to d...

The Antibacterial Resistance Threat: Are We Heading Toward a Post-Antibiotic Era?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 04.08.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Source: PEW Charitable Trusts The above graphic, from the Antibiotic Resistance Project by the PEW charitable trusts, summarizes how alarming the eme...

The Meat You Eat Is More Likely To Be Antibiotic-Free This Year

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business

The movement to stop overuse of antibiotics in farm animals is having a good two weeks. Four household names in food sales have announced steps toward...

Will Yum! Brands Commit to Better Antibiotic Stewardship Policies?

Laura Rogers | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Laura Rogers

Market pressure from large companies is undoubtedly an important step to reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture and ultimately slow antibiotic resistance.

It’s The Beginning Of The End For Meat Raised With Antibiotics

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste

Repeat after me: Antibiotic-free. On the heels of news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that sales of antibiotics for livestock rose 23 perc...

Scientists Have Found Bacteria Resistant To 'Last Resort' Drug

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.25.2015 | Science

Scientists have discovered a bacteria mutation that they say is resistant to an antibiotic typically considered "the last line of defense" against vir...

Subway Is Transitioning To Antibiotic-Free Meat

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway said Tuesday that it plans to switch to meat raised without antibiotics over the next several years. The announcement comes a...

3 Things You Must Know About Antibiotics And Meat

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 10.14.2015 | OWN

Our reliance on antibiotics has caught up with us: By using them so much, we've created potentially deadly bacteria (a.k.a. superbugs) that are resist...

Busy Woman's Guide: Why Clean Eating Isn't So Clean

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

So, what's a person to do, short of get her Ph.D. in chemistry? (I know that you readers are massively smart and accomplished, and some of you may take that challenge seriously). You don't need to -- consider this your cheat-sheet.

Why We Need Better Data On Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Lance B. Price | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

Studies from around the world and dating back to the 1960s have drawn links between agricultural use of antibiotics, the development and spread of drug resistance, and resulting human infections.

Labels on Antibiotic-Fed Meat: Fine Print Is Better Than No Print

Stephen Wells | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just 35 years, 10 million people a year will die from currently treatable diseases.

Superbug Silos

Lance B. Price | Posted 06.17.2016 | Science
Lance B. Price

Industry representatives are talking to each other, while lobbying policymakers for the status quo. Public health organizations and non-profits working on this issue would like to bridge the gaps, but the gaps often seem unbridgeable. These silos prevent progress in combatting antibiotic resistance at a time when we desperately need action.

Pizza Nova: "Raised Without Antibiotics. Grain-Fed Pepperoni."

Samita Sarkar | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Samita Sarkar

I got some junk mail the other day from Pizza Nova, and I have a huge beef with their use of carnist language to invisibilize the cruelty of agribusin...

Stop Superbugs: (M)eating Antibiotic-Free in Chicagoland

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Health experts are warning that the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production is leading to antibiotic resistance and serious public health risks.

White House To Take On Growing, Deadly Superbug Problem

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

* Report tackles antibiotic prescribing, use in livestock * CDC tasked with reducing "superbug" infections by 2020 * Som...

Antibiotic Use In Meat Is Soaring

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business

BLT sandwiches may need to add an A to the acronym -- for antibiotics. Soaring demand for meat across the world has caused a major uptick in the a...

Alexander C. Kaufman

2 Ways McDonald's 'Quick Fix' Antibiotics Move Falls Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business

McDonald’s took a major step toward shaking its image as a purveyor of unnatural food on Wednesday when the chain announced plans to rid its U.S. ch...

Lynne Peeples

Superbug Warnings Abound. Are We Listening?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green

Dr. Brad Spellberg teared up as he recalled his futile attempt to treat a twenty-something mother of two with an infection. No drugs could battle the ...

McDonalds Can Make History -- and Rescue Its Brand -- With Sustainable Food

Jim Slama | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Jim Slama

Resisting change or simply failing to act would be a high-risk strategy for McDonald's in a fast-paced marketplace that includes many buyers who demand good food.

"Humane" Food Labeling Isn't Worth the Label It's Printed on

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

So you choose meat that's labeled "humanely raised" or "sustainably farmed" because you're concerned about animal welfare and the impact of farming on...

Supply And Demand: Changing The Economics Of Antibiotic-free Meat

Stephen McDonnell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Stephen McDonnell

Using the drugs solely to treat illnesses -- and not to aid production -- is a special practice, but it should not be. Rather, it must be standard.

The FDA's Step on Antibiotics Could Help Animals Too

Scott Davis | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Scott Davis

As news reports have noted, the Food and Drug Administration's decision to phase out the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens ...

Harshing Your Mellow

Katy Keiffer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Home
Katy Keiffer

Although the FDA is making a public display of ratcheting down antibiotic use in livestock agriculture, a reality check is in order. What has to happen in livestock agriculture is nothing less than a paradigm shift in production practices.

We're Eating What? Contaminants in Meat, Part 1

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Meat contaminants are not likely to go away because they stem from Big Meat's desire to maximize profits by growing animals faster, squeezing them into small living spaces and keeping meat looking "fresh" on store shelves longer. Here is a list of worst offenders.