Despite increasing alarm over the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a push to shut down one possible breeding ground seems stuck in Congress – again.
Biology students get a hands-on experience studying bacteria on an organic farm, a tribute to the breaded pork tenderloin, and salmon on the grill!
Students researching antibiotic-resistant bacteria in organically-raised pigs discovered that all the pigs had some level of resistance in their systems.
The CDC, the University of Minnesota and the UK's Chief Medical Officer have all issued warnings about drug-resistant bacteria this March.
With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.
The FDA released new guidelines recommending that pharmaceutical companies require prescriptions for antibiotics to be used on livestock.
Health advocacy groups are campaigning to eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock and they’re taking their message directly to the farmer.
In back-to-back announcements, the FDA dropped all attempts to restrict two types of antibiotics used in livestock while imposing new restrictions on a third.