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Consuming Antibiotics

Katy Keiffer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

Given the dearth of new medications in the pharmaceutical pipeline, consumers must participate in any way they can to ensure the elimination of antibiotics in livestock, save for treating specific illnesses.

Why Safer Food Workers Mean Safer Food

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Americans these days are nervous about what they eat, and they should be, what with outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, meat pumped with veterinary drug...

Study: Pig Health Hurt By GMO Feed

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam June 11 (Reuters) - Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation ...

FDA: Pull Back Big Pharma's Veil on Antibiotics Sold for Animal Feed

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Wallinga, M.D.

So long as no one questions how and where antibiotics get used in food production, Big Pharma keeps profiting from selling more of these precious drugs than they ought to.

FDA Should Share Data About Livestock on Drugs

Robert Lawrence | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Robert Lawrence

To my mind, the most urgent argument for making the data public is that this syndrome of drug misuse in food animals is one cause of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that infect humans.

Lynne Peeples

Centuries-Old Poison Still Used In Poultry Feed, Pesticides | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

Industrial food production has enlisted many innovative, albeit controversial, tools in recent years -- broad-spectrum pesticides and genetically modi...

Thanks To The Drought, Animals Are Smaller, Scarcer At This Year's Fairs

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

MILWAUKEE (AP) — State and county fairs in the sweltering and drought-stricken Midwest may see some skinnier pigs and smaller squash this year. ...

Pastoralism: Good News From a Troubled Region of Africa

Ian Scoones | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Ian Scoones

A new book argues that the livestock trade in the Horn of Africa, across Ethiopia, Somaliland, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya, much of it unrecorded, informal and often illegal, amounts to around $1 billion each year.

Ending FDA Paralysis on Antibiotics With Two Court Victories and a Push for Transparency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's time for FDA to step up and ensure that antibiotics are preserved for when we need them most: to heal sick people.

Food Claims: Who Can You Trust?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Food labels have an increasingly important role to play in providing consumers with greater assurances that their food really is being produced to specific welfare and environmental standards.

Lynne Peeples

The Worst Environmental Pollutant: Antibiotics? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicilli...

Why Helping People Is Key to Saving the Endangered Cheetah

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

If the cheetah loses its race for survival, the American Prong-horn Antelope will become the fastest land mammal, and all those textbooks naming the cheetah as the fastest land animal will need to be changed.

Superbug Suit: Antibiotics Victory Will Preserve Medicines for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

While conscientious doctors do their best to limit the use of unnecessary antibiotics, the livestock industry continued its indiscriminate use of these powerful medicines.

Meat Lovers Savor Prospect Of Test Tube Burgers, Meat Alternatives

Posted 02.20.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 02/19/2012 05:43 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily VANCOUVER — Meat lovers may not ne...

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.

Lynne Peeples

Going Hog Wild: Weaning Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Out Of Pork | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green

After nearly succumbing to an antibiotic-resistant infection contracted from one of his hogs, Russ Kremer went cold turkey. He exterminated his diseas...

Lynne Peeples

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Still Broadly Unaddressed Despite 'Fanfare' For FDA Move | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

The Food and Drug Administration's latest move concerning the use of antibiotics in farm animals garnered a good deal of praise last week, but public ...

Lynne Peeples

FDA Takes A 'Step Backwards' On Antibiotic Resistance Issue, Raises More Public Health Concerns | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday its withdrawal of a decades-old proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in animal feed, a mo...

Reindeer Combat Climate Crisis -- At a Cost

Neil Wagner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

There are two primary ways to deal with climate change -- mitigation and adaptation -- and reindeer are involved with both.

Dozens Of Yellowstone's Bison To Be Moved

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.13.2012 | Denver

BILLINGS, Mont. — For the first time in decades, the federal government is considering moving bison captured leaving Yellowstone National Park t...

Livestock Farmers Say Ethanol Eats Too Much Corn

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa — Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation's ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat ...

House Republicans Drive More Nails Into Livestock Rule Coffin

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

While the big news among food activists has been the unsettling possibility that a secret farm bill could be snuck into the super committee's recommendations and passed with no public input, Republicans have furtively dealt a crippling blow to family farmers and consumers.

Occupy the Barnyard: Meat Industry Asks Supreme Court to Help Crush Anti-Cruelty Law

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Elizabeth B. Wydra

This isn't just an animal-rights issue -- it's about making sure our courts are not bending the Constitution to suit the desires of corporate America. It's time to Occupy the Barnyard.

Global Meat Production and Consumption Continue to Rise

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Global meat production and consumption has increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy.

Taking Stock of the Summer of Extremes: 2011

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

It's less costly to prepare for climate change, which has already increased the chances for extreme heat wave conditions, than to suffer the kinds of losses that economists call the "costs of inaction."