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U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms

Reuters — Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she plans to introduce new legislation authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to collect […] Read more

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Farmaceuticals: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

Atlanta/Chicago | Reuters — Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. PART 1 OF A SERIES: Visit Part 2 and Part 3 here, or view the series in full HERE. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of […] Read more