April 17th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
A new report released by the Environmental Working Group finds an alarming amount of the meat sold in U.S. supermarkets and restaurants contain high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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February 22nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Growing concerns over the excessive use of antibiotics in livestock animals have fueled both a national dialogue and an even greater global discussion about the drugs’ safety and efficacy. But, despite the public anxiety, factory farms show no sign of reducing antibiotic use.
Read More:Sales of Antibiotics for Livestock Animals Rose in 2012
September 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Donald Kennedy, former FDA commissioner and president emeritus at Stanford University, is one of 150 scientists that have asked the FDA and Congress to look at the human health issues connected with the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture, and for both agencies to work together to resolve the critical situation.
Read More:Former FDA Commissioner Urges Action on Antibiotic Resistance
August 10th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A New York federal court has ruled that the FDA cannot delay its regulatory proceedings on determining the safety of antibiotics including penicillin and tetracyclines routinely used in industrial farming livestock animal feed.
Read More:FDA Must Speed its Process on Antibiotic Safety in Factory Farms, Court Rules
July 14th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Infectious E. coli strains that have become resistant to antibiotics are being linked to a rise in hard-to-treat urinary tract infections, reports The Atlantic.
Read More:Got A Urinary Tract Infection? Thank Antibiotic-Resistant Chickens
August 25th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Americans are exposed to anywhere from 10 to 20 different types of antibiotics during childhood, which can reduce our resistance to the medications and decrease our ability to fight off certain antibiotic-resistant infections. This overexposure may also lead to our concurrent rise in obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma according to new research published in the journal Nature.
Read More:Rise in Antibiotic Use Linked to Diabetes and Obesity