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Factory Farming Is Manufacturing Superbugs -- and Endangering Us All

Johann Hari | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

The squandering of life-saving antibiotics is one example of a bigger trend hijacking global politics. Small groups of rich people, determined to maximize profits, are buying or bamboozling politicians into serving their interests and into ignoring ours.

How Decades Of Farm Animal Antibiotics Led To Deadly Superbugs

Grist |  Barry Estabrook | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

... Even though Levy had added only tetracycline to the feed, his chickens had somehow developed what scientists now call "multi-drug resistance" to a...

When The Drugs Don't Work

Reuters | Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

By Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler David Livermore is in a race against evolution. In his north London lab, he holds up an evil-smelling culture...

Last-Ditch Method At Fighting Superbug On The Rise

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A superbug named C-diff is on the rise, a germ that so ravages some people's intestines that repeated tries of the strongest, most ...

Drug Resistant Superbugs Found In 3 States

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BOSTON — An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene ...

Eco Etiquette: 5 Green Ways To Fight That Cold

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. It seems like every time ...

Green News Report -- March 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

CBS Investigates Threat of Animal Ag's Antibiotic Abuse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric took a revealing look at the dangerous U.S. agribusiness practice of feeding antibiotics to billions of farm animals virtually every day of their lives.

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.

Long-Term Thinking About Future Health: Seven Trends That Should Concern Us

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Seven current healthcare trends include doctors leaving the public system, a shortfall in primary care, underutilization of medical treatment, "superbugs," virtual health care, climate change, and radical self-redesign and enhancement.

Whether It's Cyprus or TB, the Ultimate Austerity Measure Is Prevention

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Kari Stoever

Preventing a problem in the first place is the Holy Grail to mitigating some of the world's greatest challenges. Future generations will pay the price for each year we are delayed in making new TB vaccines available for the world.