FDA just announced voluntary regulations to ban antibiotics in animal feed; the major food suppliers have agreed to comply. The ban is due to development of antibiotic resistant organisms. According to Consumers Union, 80% of antibiotics sold in this country are used in animal food, mostly to make them grow faster or prevent disease in crowded conditions.
According to LDA president Pat Smith , “This a step in the right direction to protect antibiotics for their proper use to provide treatment for those sick with diseases which can be treated by antibiotics. LDA has advocated for this step for many years.”
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FDA: Stop Feeding Livestock Antibiotics For Growth Promotion…Please?
Dec. 11, 21013
By SYDNEY LUPKIN, Health Reporter
via WORLD NEWS