April 29, 2014

California bill would ban antibiotic-fed livestock and poultry

California Assemblyman Kevin Mullin’s Assembly Bill 1437 is going where the FDA hasn’t — the bill would prohibit the sale of livestock and poultry product that has been administered non-therapeutic antibiotics. Critics of antibiotic use have spoken out against the FDA’s lax policies on antibiotics in agriculture, saying that it’s inappropriate the 70 percent of antibiotics are fed to livestock and poultry, frequently to healthy animals. Read More

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