Feds to phase out use of drugs in animals

Feds to phase out use of drugs in animals

Some say livestock antibiotics may be harmful to humans
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Partly in response to Americans becoming more aware of what goes in their food, the Food and Drug Administration has moved to stop the use of antibiotics in farm animals. These turkeys on David Martin’s farm in Lebanon, Pa., are not given drugs.
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This turkey at David Martin’s farm in Lebanon, Pa., was raised without the use of antibiotics. But most farms do feed the drugs to animals to keep them healthy and meet America’s growing appetite for cheap meat. Public health advocates say the practice breeds antibiotic-resistant germs in animals that can cause deadly diseases in humans.
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Antibiotics being used to fatten animals, such as chickens, are passed on to humans. Some farmers say that the price of food will increase if these drugs are banned in livestock.
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