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Posts tagged antibiotics

Jul 25 '14
Court Rules Rampant Misuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms Can Continue
Despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientific findings that the misuse of antibiotics in farm animals threatens human health from “superbugs,” business will continue as usual.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/25/court-rampant-misuse-of-antibiotics-factory-farms-continue/

Court Rules Rampant Misuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms Can Continue

Despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientific findings that the misuse of antibiotics in farm animals threatens human health from “superbugs,” business will continue as usual.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/25/court-rampant-misuse-of-antibiotics-factory-farms-continue/

Jul 2 '14
8 Scary Facts About Antibiotic Resistance
Here are some disturbing facts about the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, courtesy of Mother Jones
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http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/06/8-scary-facts-about-antibiotic-resistance/

8 Scary Facts About Antibiotic Resistance

Here are some disturbing facts about the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, courtesy of Mother Jones

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http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/06/8-scary-facts-about-antibiotic-resistance/

Jun 11 '14
Hollywood Heavyweights Call for Legislation to Stop Abuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms
Today, Food & Water Watch released a new public service announcement featuring Hollywood celebrities calling for legislation to end the abuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/10/hollywood-calls-stop-abuse-antibiotics-factory-farms/

Hollywood Heavyweights Call for Legislation to Stop Abuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

Today, Food & Water Watch released a new public service announcement featuring Hollywood celebrities calling for legislation to end the abuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/10/hollywood-calls-stop-abuse-antibiotics-factory-farms/

May 3 '14
How Antibiotics Make Bad Bugs Stronger and Weaken Our Immune Systems
From the get-go, conventional medicine’s signature promise was to help humans kill infections and wipe out invading bacteria via antibiotics and vaccines.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/02/antibiotics-make-bad-bugs-stronger-weaken-immune-systems/

How Antibiotics Make Bad Bugs Stronger and Weaken Our Immune Systems

From the get-go, conventional medicine’s signature promise was to help humans kill infections and wipe out invading bacteria via antibiotics and vaccines.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/02/antibiotics-make-bad-bugs-stronger-weaken-immune-systems/

Apr 29 '14
5 Dangerous Substances Big Ag Pumps Into Your Meat
It is no secret that in the war against meat pathogens in commercial U.S. meat production, the pathogens are winning.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/5-dangerous-substances-big-ag-meat/

5 Dangerous Substances Big Ag Pumps Into Your Meat

It is no secret that in the war against meat pathogens in commercial U.S. meat production, the pathogens are winning.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/5-dangerous-substances-big-ag-meat/

Feb 7 '14
Hilarious Video Tells the Real Story Behind the Chicken You Eat
“Consumers may think they are making a good choice by choosing ‘the white meat’ when eating out or shopping at the supermarket, but almost all chicken is produced and processed under conditions that are really appalling, making it unfit to eat.”
The video, loosely inspired by Portlandia’s “Is it Local?” is pretty awesome. 
CHECK IT OUT:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/07/video-tells-real-story-chicken-you-eat/

Hilarious Video Tells the Real Story Behind the Chicken You Eat

“Consumers may think they are making a good choice by choosing ‘the white meat’ when eating out or shopping at the supermarket, but almost all chicken is produced and processed under conditions that are really appalling, making it unfit to eat.”

The video, loosely inspired by Portlandia’s “Is it Local?” is pretty awesome. 

CHECK IT OUT:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/07/video-tells-real-story-chicken-you-eat/

Jan 15 '14
The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production
With more stories in the news about the negative impacts of industrial meat—pollution, dietary diseases and farmers losing livelihoods and lands—the topic is also becoming somewhat of a media darling. 
Now we have another tool to help in the debate: The Meat Atlas. This unique, graphic and highly accessible new guide examines the many aspects of the global meat system—from water pollution to gender equality and from obesity to antibiotics. It includes data on, for instance how much public money is spent on livestock …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/15/meat-atlas-facts-figures-industrial-food-production/

The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production

With more stories in the news about the negative impacts of industrial meat—pollution, dietary diseases and farmers losing livelihoods and lands—the topic is also becoming somewhat of a media darling. 

Now we have another tool to help in the debate: The Meat Atlas. This unique, graphic and highly accessible new guide examines the many aspects of the global meat system—from water pollution to gender equality and from obesity to antibiotics. It includes data on, for instance how much public money is spent on livestock …

SEE MORE on EcoWatch.com:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/15/meat-atlas-facts-figures-industrial-food-production/

Jul 29 '13

Bills Aim to Restrict Antibiotic Abuse by Factory Farms

Millions of pounds of low-dose antibiotics are administered to livestock every year—not to treat diseases, but as a way to speed up the animals’ growth. Pumping an excess of antibiotics into livestock increases the likelihood of bacteria becoming resistant to the drugs. This in turn, makes human illnesses less treatable.

Recently, Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill, Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act, which would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the use of unnecessary antibiotics in livestock. If it passes, farmers would only be able to use antibiotics to treat sick animals as prescribed by a veterinarian and not to make livestock grow faster or to compensate for overcrowded living conditions—as they currently do.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/restrict-antibotic-abuse-by-factory-farms/

Apr 12 '13
Antibiotic in Organic Pears and Apples? No, Says Organic Board
The decision is a victory for the organic standard and advances efforts to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Antibiotic in Organic Pears and Apples? No, Says Organic Board

The decision is a victory for the organic standard and advances efforts to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Apr 11 '13
Fifth-Generation Farmer Shares His Success Raising Pigs Sustainably and Antibiotic-Free
Today, through our cooperative effort with brands Heritage Foods and Fork in the Road, we have built a profitable vertically coordinated production, marketing and distribution system. It truly is an equitable food system because everyone in our value chain can make a fair profit, from our customer partners to our farm families.

Fifth-Generation Farmer Shares His Success Raising Pigs Sustainably and Antibiotic-Free

Today, through our cooperative effort with brands Heritage Foods and Fork in the Road, we have built a profitable vertically coordinated production, marketing and distribution system. It truly is an equitable food system because everyone in our value chain can make a fair profit, from our customer partners to our farm families.