May 1, 2014

Bill on antibiotic-fed meats withdrawn

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, withdrew proposed legislation Wednesday that would ban the sale of meat and poultry fed on medically important antibiotics for the purpose of fattening livestock for market, saying that he didn’t have enough support by legislators. The bill’s intention was to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans. Scientists and doctors say overuse of the lifesaving drugs has created resistant bugs, killing 23,000 people a year in the United States. Read More

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