The Federal government wants to reduce unnecessary antibiotics in meat and poultry served in its cafeterias. Learn how they plan to make it happen.
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U.S. PIRG, a national consumer group today is sounding the alert about antibiotics in meat and other foods and asking for our help.
Can large-scale meat production survive without antibiotics use in livestock to accelerate growth and prevent disease? The Dutch are giving it a try.
For years, food purists, evangelists, activists, you name it, have been fighting to get the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce oversight into the mega-food industry. The concern that arose thirty-five years ago pertained to the dangerous misuse of antibiotics in food, which scientists feared would lead to drug resistance.
Now, reports are saying the FDA might finally seal the deal — banning antibiotics by court mandate. The ruling, issued by Judge Theodore H. Katz of the Southern District of New York, may make antibiotic use in livestock much less prevalent.
Americans may have a bird’s eye view to a lot of things, but U.S. citizens are largely kept in the dark regarding food safety issues, even if those issues have global implications. If you’re a regular reader here, you’re probably already aware of the gross prevalence to which America’s meat is filled with unnecessary hormones […]
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.
Would you like the choice to have food from farms where animals are treated respectfully, and farmers use ethical and environmentally friendly practices? Or do you want to be forced to buy meat that comes from factory farms with wasteful and environmentally damaging practices, where animals are loaded with hormones and antibiotics, and forced to […]