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Farming's Bitter Pill: Has the FDA Flouted Its Own Evidence About the Safety of Farm Antibiotics?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

A damning new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reveals that our government has been ignoring the very real risks to public hea...

Agricultural Abuse of Antibiotics: Looming Crisis Warrants Big Changes

Steve Heilig | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Steve Heilig

The battle to reduce agricultural use of antibiotics continues. The stakes are high -- and may be even higher than before.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Big Ag Washes Its Hands of Any Responsibility

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

The "cook it properly and everything will be ok" spin is just Big Ag's latest attempt to absolve itself of any responsibility for squandering one of the most important medical innovations of our time -- and putting American lives at risk.

What's in Your Christmas Ham?

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Before you sit down to your holiday ham this season, think on this -- nearly half of pigs on U.S. farms carry MRSA, a "super bug" that causes all kinds of tough-to-treat infections.

E. Coli and the Misuse of Antibiotics

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Gunther

E. coli is resistant to several classes of important antibiotics. And the consensus is that one of the most likely reasons for the development of this multiple-resistant strain is the misuse of antibiotics in intensive livestock farming systems.

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.

What Can Danish Hogs Teach Us About Antibiotics?

Laura Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

Denmark's ban on the routine use of antibiotics on food animal farms is a success. The United States has an effective model to draw upon when it comes to protecting public health.

Reforming Our Food Production Can Start With Curbing Antibiotic Use

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Louise Slaughter

One of the immediate steps we can take to improve the conditions of livestock and the health of our fellow human beings is to limit the use of antibiotics.

Making Sure Our Antibiotics Work

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

We are losing the ability to treat human infections and diseases because we have misused one of the greatest scientific products ever created.