US consumers want ban in-feed antibiotics
The consumer advocate group Keep Antibiotics Working is pushing for a U.S.
ban on the use of antibiotics in farm animal feed.
The group cited studies showing that 70% of all U.S.
antibiotics are administered in low doses to promote the growth of pigs, sheep,
chicken and cattle, boosting their speed of food-to-muscle conversion by
This use of antibiotics also runs
the risk of breeding resistant bacteria, threatening the future of these drugs
for use in animals and humans.Related news:
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