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Update on antibiotic resistance week: FDA makes recommendations to limit antibiotics in agriculture

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I mentioned in my post on antibiotic resistance that most farm animals in the U.S. are constantly on antibiotics to prevent disease and promote growth (these two outcomes are not necessarily linked).  In the E.U. this practice was halted years ago to avoid the risk of antibiotic resistance from developing.  It seems that the U.S. F.D.A. is also going in this direction. They put out a policy that recommends suspending the use of antibiotics for healthy animals. Check out these two links to learn more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/health/fda-to-phase-out-use-of-some-antibiotics-in-animals-raised-for-meat.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1&

 

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/fda-213-vfd/#more-390021

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