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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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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California to Ban Antibiotics In Livestock?

California to Ban Antibiotics In Livestock?

Image via Wikipedia Did you know that antibiotics are regularly added to livestock feed in the US? This may change if California’s State Senate passes a bill… …that would bar ranchers and farmers, starting in 2015, from giving feed containing … Continue reading

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How Natural is “Naturally Raised” ?

How Natural is “Naturally Raised” ?

Image via Wikipedia The USDA on Friday approved the use of a new marketing claim for livestock – “Naturally Raised”. Here’s the beef from the USDA press release: The naturally raised marketing claim standard states that livestock used for the … Continue reading

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