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Animal Feed

Cow Feces, Candy And Other Surprising Things Your Food Is Fed

Posted 04.25.2014 | Taste

When you bite into a juicy hamburger or a lovely steak, it's easy to forget that piece of meat was once a living, breathing, hungry animal. It also ne...

Mad Cow California: Stop Feeding Cows Chicken Manure

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Cattle remains are still fed to chickens and the poultry litter is fed back to cows. In this way, prions -- the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease -- may continue to cycle back into cattle feed and complete the cow "cannibalism" circuit blamed for the spread of the disease.

Evolutionary Lessons From Superbugs

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The genetics and genomics of bacterial antibiotic resistance and virulence teach us some fundamentally important lessons about evolution. They also pose some significant challenges to scientific explanation.

Lynne Peeples

FDA Takes A 'Step Backwards' On Antibiotic Resistance Issue, Raises More Public Health Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lawsuit Filed to Preserve Antibiotics for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We want the FDA to follow its own safety findings and withdraw approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.

Contaminated Feed: You are What THEY Eat

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nicolette Hahn Niman

BOLINAS, CALIFORNIA - A recent recall of 500 million eggs for potential salmonella contamination brought to light the crowded, filthy, and utterly una...

Rural Valley Smog Mystery Solved: Cattle Feed Emits Huge Levels Of Ozone

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The smog in California's San Joaquin Valley has puzzled scientists for years. Even though the region is largely rural and agricultural, its smog level...

You Want Chicken Poop With That Steak? Why FDA Should Ban Feces From Feed

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

We feed chicken manure to cattle because it's cheap; and because we produce far too much of it to properly dispose of as fertilizer.