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Posts tagged antibiotics

July 25, 2014

 

Palmer Amaranth

Farmers Struggle Against Chemical-Resistant Weeds

At least 28 states have confirmed the presence of Palmer amaranth. And many are struggling with strains resistant to common herbicides.

May 2, 2014

 

organic pears

What Does ‘Organic’ Label Really Mean?

What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.

March 18, 2014

Farm Regulations 

Cattle munching on livestock feed

Loophole Undercuts FDA “Crack Down” On Livestock Antibiotics

A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.

January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex 

Dr-Hubert-Karreman-with-Piglets

Organic Farmers Weather Cold Snap

This week's snow and subzero temperatures put stress on farmers and their animals, but there could be a sweet upside to the cold snap.

December 16, 2013

Growth Enhancement 

pig

FDA Announces Plan To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals

Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.

July 30, 2013

Hooked 

MSRA

Can U.S. Meat Get Off Antibiotics?

Despite increasing alarm over the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a push to shut down one possible breeding ground seems stuck in Congress – again.

March 19, 2013

superbugs 

Microscopic image of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Antibiotic Resistance A “Catastrophic” Global Health Threat

The CDC, the University of Minnesota and the UK's Chief Medical Officer have all issued warnings about drug-resistant bacteria this March.

February 21, 2013

Everyone's Downstream 

pigs

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Chinese Pig Manure

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.

December 30, 2012

The Other White Meat? 

horsemeat sashimi

Drugged-Up Horsemeat (From U.S.) Showing Up In Europe

The EU is beginning to have second thoughts about consuming horsemeat. Many American horses are given drugs -- drugs human beings should never consume.

November 30, 2012

Pork Problems 

raw-pork

Study Finds Bacteria In American Pork, Some Drug-Resistant

Consumer Reports has just published some bad news for pork lovers.

June 13, 2012

Fighting The Man 

hand holding margarine container with nutritional label shown

Foodies Aren’t Sold On FDA’s Updated Strategic Plan

What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?

June 11, 2012

Better Burrito? 

Exterior of a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at night.

Chipotle: The Ethical Future Of Fast Food?

Chipotle claims to sell "food with integrity." But are there limits to how ethical a chain restaurant can be?

April 11, 2012

Drug Bust 

Close up of two jars of multi-colored pills.

Want Livestock Antibiotics? Get A Prescription, Says FDA

The FDA released new guidelines recommending that pharmaceutical companies require prescriptions for antibiotics to be used on livestock.

February 27, 2012

Farm Drugs 

cow nose

Health Group Pushes Farmers To Reduce Antibiotic Use

Health advocacy groups are campaigning to eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock and they’re taking their message directly to the farmer.

January 28, 2012

Local From Plate To Cup 

celery root

Burgers, Root Veggies And Beer

Three recipes using root veggies like celery root and the tastiest veggie burger ever. Two farmers talk humanely raised livestock, and local beer goes big time.

January 26, 2012

Farm Drugs 

cows behind a fence

Antibiotics And The Healthy Cow Equation

Harvest Public Media’s Jessica Naudziunas visits with beef and dairy farmers to ask how today’s Scarlet A - antibiotics - fits into their healthy cow equation.

January 13, 2012

Drugs And Bugs 

A herd of brown-and-white beef cattle crowd up to a manger full of brown grain.

FDA Issues New Regulations On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

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.

December 11, 2011

Sweet Cures 

honey on a spoon

Healing Power Of Honey

Honey can soothe a sore throat, calm a cough and help the healing process of a scratch. What are some other health benefits of this natural sweetener?

December 5, 2011

Ultra-Processed, Ultra-Filtered 

A row of identical honey jars, on a shelf.  They are backlit with a fluorescent light so they glow a bright golden color.

When Is Honey Not Really Honey, Honey?

According to a study commissioned by Food Safety News, more than three fourths of the honey sold in American grocery stores is not exactly what bees produce.

August 1, 2011

Fish Farms 

bluefin tuna

Bluefin Tuna And The Trouble With Fish Farms

Bluefin tuna are in danger of extinction because of overfishing. Can fish farms save tuna while still satisfying the global appetite for this fish?

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