Are you confused about the recent moves by the FDA having to do with the use of antibiotics used in livestock? You have plenty of company if you are unsure of the agency’s intentions. And now might be a good time to consider your dietary options…
In a new study, antibiotic-resistant bacteria were less common on farms that observed organic farming practices compared to conventional farms.
Fed up with the meat industry’s over-use of antibiotics, several environmental groups are suing the FDA for not taking more action on the issue.
The meat industry has refused to accept that excessive antibiotic use in agriculture is to blame for the dramatic increase in antibiotic resistance. But recent research is working to combat that argument.
A recent study suggests that common household insects such as flies and cockroaches can transmit antibiotic resistant bacteria from industrial pig farms to humans.
Antibiotics are frequently abused on factory farms. Animals receive doses of human antibiotics aimed at increasing their growth and preventing disease. This practice is a public health danger, because over time it’s helping breed antibiotic resistant bacteria.
This Friday is the last day for public comment on the new FDA guideline limiting antibiotic use on farms.