Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Will we celebrate Thanksgiving this year with an antibiotic-free Turkey? Cargill, one of the largest food companies in the world, announced last week that it will be ending the use of antibiotics to promote growth of turkeys it sells. The … Continue reading

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FDA Bans Antibiotics for Livestock, But Not Really

FDA Bans Antibiotics for Livestock, But Not Really

In big news from the Food and Drug Administration yesterday, the federal agency issued guidelines regarding the use of antibiotics by livestock growers. This FDA plan has been eagerly awaited for decades by health and consumer advocates. We’ll explain… Antibiotics … Continue reading

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Why is the FDA Hiding Information about Antibiotic Use in Livestock?

Why is the FDA Hiding Information about Antibiotic Use in Livestock?

Factory farms have a problem. The animals are raised in such close quarters, that they literally stand in their own feces. As a result they have a much higher chance of contracting disease. As a safety measure, many are routinely … Continue reading

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The Obesity – Antibiotics Connection

The Obesity – Antibiotics Connection

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  People who received antibiotics as babies are more likely to be obese. This is a possible conclusion from a fascinating study that was published in the International Journal of Obesity … Continue reading

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FDA Places Restrictions on Antibiotics for Livestock

FDA Places Restrictions on Antibiotics for Livestock

And it’s about time. For years, experts have warned that the antibiotics administered to livestock were creating a breed of superbugs that would be antibiotic resistant. Here’s what the FDA has to say: Today, almost all important bacterial infections in … Continue reading

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Confusing Egg Labels

Confusing Egg Labels

We’re big on eggs here at Fooducate. They are a cheap and reliable source of protein, especially for meat avoiders. They are one of few foods naturally containing vitamin D and they are also a good source of vitamin A, … Continue reading

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