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    Dec 13, 2013

    Antibiotic Use in Agriculture Made News This Week

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance this week on two proposals aimed at limiting the use of antibiotics in food animals in an attempt to address growing concerns about antimicrobial resistance in humans. As reported, the move came amid a growing debate about whether the use of antibiotics on the farm is creating resistance to medicine. FDA says it does, and that the use of antibiotics in animal production needs to be limited to only therapeutic uses and not for growth promotion. The meat industry continues to point to the inconclusive link between animal antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance, emphasizing that producers are already judicious when it comes to antibiotic use....More
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