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June 3, 2015

 

Broiler chickens on an organic farm

Foster Farms Joins Wave Against Antibiotics

California-based Foster Farms has announced it will cut back on antibiotics used to treat humans in its poultry.

May 27, 2015

 

Wal-Mart

Walmart Asks Farmers To Improve Animal Welfare

Walmart has urged meat and egg suppliers to reduce use of antibiotics and improve treatment of animals.

April 30, 2015

 

three chickens from behind

Chickens From Beginning To End, Swiss Chard, Burn Your Field

Jana Wilson gives tips for raising chicks. What about birds at the end of their lives? Swiss chard plus cheese, with Daniel Orr. Why farmers burn their fields.

April 2, 2015

 

A farmer applies herbicide to a field

Study Says Pesticides Spur Antibiotic Resistance

New research shows for the first time that bacteria exposed to small amounts of household herbicides can become resistant to antibiotics.

March 6, 2015

 

cloudy sky with mcdonalds sign

McDonalds To Ditch Human Antibiotics In Chicken

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.

March 4, 2015

 

livestock

Bill Would Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.

January 29, 2015

 

Vince Orcutt harvesting fish

What Farming Fish ‘Organically’ Could Mean

The organic food market is exploding and many fish farmers and retailers want in. But some in the organic industry say “not so fast.”

September 8, 2014

 

chicken

Perdue Goes Antibiotic-Free With Hatching Chicks

In what's considered a big step for the chicken industry, Perdue has announced most of its chickens are now antibiotic-free.

August 29, 2014

 

peanuts

Hypoallergenic Nuts Could Be Solution For Allergy Sufferers

Researchers are looking for ways to combat nut allergies, which have been on the rise over the past decade.

August 14, 2014

 

USDA inspectors examine a chicken

Critics Blast Revamped Poultry-Inspection Regs

The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.

August 2, 2014

 

tree in community orchard

Urban Food Forestry, Pickled Eggs, Dumpster Diving

Megan Betz on why we see so few community orchards in the U.S. Harvest Public Media looks at Right To Farm legislation. Then, pickled eggs and dumpster diving.

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.

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