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Posts tagged antibiotic resistance

April 10, 2019

 

How Some In The Beef Industry Are Bucking Antibiotics

Most beef cattle receive antibiotics in their feed to prevent liver abscesses while eating a high-energy diet. There's growing pressure on feedlots to stop this — and some have. But it's costly.

November 21, 2017

 

WHO Wants To Limit Antibiotics For Livestock

US Regulators are critical of the new WHO regulations, limiting antibiotic use in livestock.

May 18, 2017

 

Scientists Say Don’t Cut Costs On Weed Control

Farmers have a chance to prevent a newly-arrived threat from becoming a permanent fixture. It’s an aggressive weed that’s been devastating crops in the Midwest.

December 7, 2016

 

Resistance To Important Antibiotics Found On U.S. Swine Farm

The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.

September 26, 2016

 

Top Fast Food Chains Using Less Meat Raised With Antibiotics

A consortium of consumer, health and environment groups has ranked 25 fast food chains for transparency and their use of meat raised with antibiotics.

September 22, 2016

 

Study: MRSA Transmitted Through Poultry Consumption

George Washington University researchers say they found a new strain of MRSA transmitted to people through consumption of infected poultry.

June 19, 2016

 

‘Superbug’ Found In Illinois Meatpacking Facility

The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.

April 14, 2016

 

Home Is Where The Honeybees Are

In this week's podcast, we follow a backyard beekeeper as he adopts a new colony. And, rethinking antibiotic use in livestock with Harvest Public Media.

December 27, 2015

 

Researchers Worry Last-Resort Antibiotic Is Failing

For years, the antibiotic colistin was known as the best chance to combat antibiotic resistance. But journalist Maryn McKenna says there’s bad news.

September 17, 2015

 

Grades Are In For Restaurants Regarding Antibiotics In Meat

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.

April 29, 2015

 

Tyson Announces Antibiotic Elimination By 2017 In Chickens

Tyson is the largest U.S. chicken supplier to announce it would cease use of antibiotics used in humans in its chicken.

March 4, 2015

 

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.

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