Meat industry ignores FDA, health experts, buys more antibiotics

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From 2009 to 2014, the amount of antimicrobials sold and distributed for use in livestock increased by 22 percent, according to an FDA report released Thursday. Of the antimicrobials sold in 2014, 62 percent were related to drugs used in human health, also called medically important. From 2009 to 2014, sale and distribution of medically important antimicrobials used on farms also jumped—an increase of 23 percent.

Source: Meat industry ignores FDA, health experts, buys more antibiotics | Ars Technica

2015-12-17T16:22:20-07:00