Open Tap for Anitibiotics in US Agriculture

December 29, 2011 · Filed Under Food and Drink, Political 

It’s a busy Christmas for politicians this year!  Lots of things seem to be being sneaked through during the holiday season.  I posted a few days ago about the announcement of a GM corn trial in Belgium, and now I’ve come across this quiet announcement by the FDA in the US that they are formally giving up trying to regulate the routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock in the US.  It’s not like they’ve been doing much in the past, but now it’s official.

Supposedly, Europe is going in a different direction, but I’m not sure that really means anything.  Now the routine feeding of antibiotics as a growth stimulant is forbidden, but all that means is farmers have to say it’s necessary for something else, and can continue to use them.  Maybe all routine use will be prohibited, but this is far from a done deal.

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