Friday, May 27, 2011

Groups sue to curtail antibiotic use in animals

"A coalition of consumer groups sued the Food and Drug Administration to force it to curtail use of antibiotics in animal agriculture," Julian Pecquet of The Hill reports. "The use of drugs to promote animal growth and prevent illnesses in poultry and livestock kept in crowded conditions is causing concerns about drug-resistant strains. The agriculture and drug lobbies say those concerns are overblown." (Read more)

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