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The FDA, Antibiotics, and Animal Feed

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Antibiotic resistance claims 23,000 lives a year in the U.S.—and the overuse of antibiotics in livestock plays a role. Bryan Walsh looks at whether the FDA doing all it can to protect Americans, and looks at why antibiotics are used in animal feed in the first place and the risks of that practice. He’s written “New Report Says FDA Allowed “High Risk” Antibiotics to Be Used on Farm Animals.”

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Comments [4]

Jennifer from NYC

Why is the FDA so reluctant to do anything on behalf of public health? Because the agency does not work for public health; it is a shill for corporate lobbies for food, pharmaceuticals and the like. The people who've been appointed to the agency came directly from these industries and are there to serve them, not public health.

Feb. 06 2014 01:43 PM
Elisabeth from Pleasantville

Are there antibiotics in angus beef?

Feb. 06 2014 01:42 PM
Janet from Westchester

Perhaps if the FDA were really independent and not bought off by the farm lobby and
big pharma, these drugs could be banned immediately. Who's in charge here?

Feb. 06 2014 01:41 PM
Demetri from NYC

Can we please stop calling these places farms? These are really not farm in the normal usage.

Feb. 06 2014 01:30 PM

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