The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.
Salmon producers in Chile increased their use of antibiotics last year despite international pressure.
The FDA study is part of a larger government effort to reduce the persistently high rates of the food-borne illness in chicken and turkey.
Beneficial bacteria can help prevent you (or a cow) from getting sick. If they protect the animals from infection, farmers will need fewer antibiotics.
Global agriculture behemoth Cargill has announced plans to reduce the use of key antibiotics on farms in Texas, Kansas and Colorado.
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California has passed strict limits on the use of antibiotics for livestock for staving off illness or promoting growth.
By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.
A new report looks at restaurants' policies regarding antibiotic use in meat products. Of the 25 largest fast food chains, only five received passing grades.
Poultry giant Perdue plans to buy Niman Ranch, marking its latest expansion into the growing “natural foods” market in the U.S.
Consumer Reports says about 20 percent of store-bought ground beef from conventionally raised cows in the U.S. contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
California-based Foster Farms has announced it will cut back on antibiotics used to treat humans in its poultry.
Walmart has urged meat and egg suppliers to reduce use of antibiotics and improve treatment of animals.
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New research shows for the first time that bacteria exposed to small amounts of household herbicides can become resistant to antibiotics.
The country's largest consumer of chicken says it plans to phase out “antibiotics that are important to human medicine” used in its poultry products.
An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.
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