13 Jul '12, 2pm

Public outpouring calling on FDA to stop the misuse of antibiotics in livestock for real | Avinash Kar's Blog

Over two hundred thousand Americans have written to the FDA to demand a better solution for antibiotic misuse in livestock. They were responding to the toothless new guidelines—mere recommendations that industry is free to ignore and full of loopholes at that—that FDA released as its preferred approach to addressing the rising public health threat of antibiotic resistance associated with the dangerous misuse of antibiotics in livestock. Here are some key stats from what we know about the letters submitted so far: Almost 220,000 citizens 44 hospitals Over 350 doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals 6 progressive businesses already working to provide their customers with livestock products raised without antibiotics (Applegate, Bon Appétit Management Company, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Niman Ranch Pork Company, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm) 270 chefs from across th...

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