Friday, March 15, 2013

Record-High Antibiotic Use for Animal Feed


In 2012 FDA proposed voluntary guidelines designed reduce antibiotics use in animal feed. There is scientific consensus that antibiotic use for growth promotion is inappropriate and should be ended. The Pew Charitable Trusts compared the numbers on antibiotic use on livestock farms to data on human use of antibiotics to treat illness. Their infographic appears below. 

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