June 25th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A new report released by Consumer Reports finds that most Americans want meat products that are sold in supermarkets to be antibiotic-free. The report, titled “Meat On Drugs: The Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals and What Supermarkets and Consumers Can Do to Stop It,” cites that 86 percent of those polled think antibiotic-free meat should be sold in major supermarket outlets, and more than one-third of those consumers would pay more money for it.
Read More:Most Everyone You Know Wants Antibiotics Out of Meat Says Consumer Reports
June 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) announced earlier this week that they’ve filed a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit against the FDA claiming that the agency failed to disclose documents that could prove a significant human health risk exists when consuming animal products that contain high levels of antibiotics, which are routinely fed to livestock animals.
Read More:What Is The FDA NOT Telling Us About Antibiotics in Livestock Feed?
June 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Intensity over the issue of antibiotic use in animal feed has been heating up over just how much the government should intervene. And a recent ruling by a federal court has crystallized the severity, ordering the FDA to take further action in efforts to protect public health from the repercussions of excessive antibiotic use. The overuse of antibiotics has led to a growing number of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and concerns about effective use of the drugs to treat serious human health issues.
Read More:Prove They’re Safe Or Stop Using Them: Court Orders Major FDA Action on Antibiotics in Livestock Feed
April 12th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
After filing a lawsuit last year aimed at forcing action over excessive antibiotic use in livestock production, the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) has called the agency’s recommendations an “ineffective response” for dealing with the alarming rise in antibiotic resistance, according to a statement released by the non-profit organization.
Read More:Outrage Flies Over FDA ‘Guidelines’ to Control Antibiotic Resistance
March 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With more than 80 percent of the nation’s antibiotic supply now going into feed for animals raised as food, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are rapidly threatening human health, and it’s an issue that can no longer be ignored by the FDA, ruled a federal court judge earlier today.
Read More:Federal Court Rules FDA Must Investigate Antibiotic Overuse in Livestock