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Antibiotics in Food

A Major Win In The Fight Against Antibiotics In Your Food

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed ...

Antibiotic Resistance: How Industrial Agriculture Lies With Statistics

Robert Lawrence | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Lawrence

There is some uncertainty in these data, but not enough to escape the fact that the vast majority of antibiotics in this country are used in food animals, not to treat sick people.

Animal Antibiotic Use Continues Upwards, FDA Keeps Blinders on

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Food
David Wallinga, M.D.

The FDA's report on antibiotics used in food animals asks pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily to reduce the sales of their antibiotic products sold for use in animal feed. If the success of FDA's approach strikes you as unlikely, you're not alone.

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.