April 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Antibiotics banned by the U.S. government for use in poultry production were found to still be in use according to a study published in the recent issue of Environmental Science and Technology.
Read More:Study Finds Illegal Antibiotics in Most Chicken Samples
March 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Antibiotics have come a long way since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928—so far in fact that they may become obsolete due to their inability to treat minor infections, cites a recent warning from the World Health Organization at a conference in Copenhagen last week.
Read More:‘The Post-Antibiotic Era’ Is Upon Us, Warns WHO
December 27th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
As concerns grow over the safety of consuming conventionally raised animal products, the FDA announced that it would withdraw a long-standing proposal that would essentially limit the amount of antibiotics allowed in livestock animal feed.
Read More:FDA Sets No Limit on Antibiotics Allowed in Meat
November 3rd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Students attending Chicago, Illinois public schools will be among the nation’s first large metropolitan area to be served school meals containing local chicken raised without the use of antibiotics.
Read More:Chicago Schools Buy 1.2 Million Pounds of Antibiotic-Free Chicken
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