Friday, August 7, 2009

U.S. seeks ban on antibiotics in farm animals

Check out this Organic Valley Web site (above), which reviews news about organic food, the use of antibiotics in farm animals and related subjects.

One item, taken from The Washington Post on July 13, 2009, reports that the Obama administration wants to ban antibiotics given to farm animals to make them grow rapidly, in a bid to reduce the spread of dangerous bacteria in humans. The bacteria are resistant to many treatments. Hooray for the Obama administration!

If antibiotics are banned, chicken producers such as Perdue will no longer be lying when they put the words "All Natural" on their product. (Revised Saturday, Aug. 8.)

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