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FDA–stop use of antibiotics in animal feed!

Shockingly the FDA is a culprit in the overuse of antibiotics. Evidently the FDA has been aware of the problems caused by putting antibiotics in animal feed. The FDA wrote a memo for over 35 years that states the use of antibiotics in animal feed should be restricted, and then sat on the memo. Nothing happened. Then the FDA was ordered by a court to issue guidelines on the use of antibiotics for animals. Finally the FDA is taking feedback on their very weak proposals, which only asks drug companies to voluntarily restrict the use of antibiotics by excluding growth promotion in animals as a listed use on the drug label.

The outraged response to asking drug companies and farmers to voluntarily reduce the use of antibiotics for animals has been loud, yet the agricultural and drug lobbies seem to rule.

Read the FDA report.

13-01-14 | 0 comments | in blog

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