25 Mar '12, 3pm

Superbug Suit: Judge Orders FDA to Act on Antibiotic Use in Livestock" from @NRDC's @OnEarthMag:

that government regulators must, at long last, conclude whether feeding antibiotics to healthy livestock -- a widespread practice in factory farming designed to promote animal growth and prevent disease -- could pose a threat to human health. And if so, they must end the practice. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has failed to act for more than three decades on scientific evidence, including some of its own findings, showing that the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in animal feed can lead to the growth and spread of drug-resistant bacteria capable of infecting people. Such infections, known as “superbugs,” kill 70,000 Americans in U.S. hospitals each year. (See “You Want Superbugs With That? ”) Ruling on a lawsuit brought last year by the Natural Resources Defense Council (which publishes OnEarth ) and several partners, U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Katz said t...

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