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Old 03-23-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Antibiotic-resistant superbugs started on animal farms

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs started on animal farms
Friday, March 16, 2012
by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

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The growing emergence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs capable of killing humans was not always the gravely serious problem it is today, as some of these deadly strains actually originated as benign pathogens in humans. But the widespread practice of feeding antibiotics to livestock living on factory farms is at least one of the primary triggers that has caused these once-harmless bacterial strains to become vicious killers.

A recent study published in the American Society for Microbiology journal mBio explains how the infamous methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug strain CC398, for instance, appears to have actually originated as a type of harmless probiotic in the body known as methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA). According to Lance Price and his colleagues, MSSA morphed into deadly MRSA as a result of migration into livestock being fed excessive amounts of antibiotics.

"Modern food animal production is characterized by densely concentrated animals and routine antibiotic use, which…
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And had created one more reason to not support that industry by eating their products.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Default FDA must act to remove antibiotics from animal feed

FDA must act to remove antibiotics from animal feed: judge
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NEW YORK | Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:26am GMT

FDA must act to remove antibiotics from animal feed: judge | Reuters
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A federal judge on Thursday ordered regulators to start proceedings to withdraw approval for the use of common antibiotics in animal feed, citing concerns that overuse is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant "superbugs".

U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin proceedings unless makers of the drugs can produce evidence that their use is safe.

If they can't...
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Sore throat, grazed knee could kill as antibiotics become ineffective, WHO warns
Published March 16, 2012

Sore throat, grazed knee could kill as antibiotics become ineffective, WHO warns | Fox News
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Antibiotics could become so ineffective that common injuries such as a grazed knee or a sore throat could kill, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

At the heart of the problem is the increasing resistance to drugs by microbes that cause the most common infections...
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Default Why You Should Care That 70% of Antibiotics Go Into Animal Feed

Why You Should Care That 70% of Antibiotics Go Into Animal Feed
April 12th, 2012
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Why You Should Care That 70% of Antibiotics Go Into Animal Feed | Cornucopia Institute
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I don’t feel like talking about the election today. So let’s talk about something else. On Wednesday, the FDA finalized a plan to ask drug companies to “voluntarily” limit the use of certain antibiotics in animal feed.

This might not seem like a huge deal to you. But it is. And it gets to one of my favorite scary statistics...
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This is very disturbing. Thanks for helping get the word out.
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U.S. Uses 40 Tons of Antibiotics a Day Just to Grow Food
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The United States consumes more than 50 tons of antibiotics a day—80% of which is not used for humans.

Rather, about 40 tons goes to promote agricultural production, such as giving antibiotics to cattle and chickens.

This practice has dire ramifications for human health, two experts warn, as the abundance of antibiotics in the food chain has resulted in drug-resistant bacteria that can leave people vulnerable to infections and other illnesses…
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Default Report: FDA allowed antibiotics in animal feed despite human health risks

Report: FDA allowed antibiotics in animal feed despite human health risks
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January 29, 2014

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed dozens of antibiotics used in animal feed to stay on the market despite findings by its own researchers that the drugs will likely expose people to antibiotic-resistant infections, according to a report released Monday by an environmental advocacy group.

The FDA reviewed 30 different types of antibiotics that are put into livestock feed and found that 18 of them pose a “high risk” of exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria through the food supply, the Natural Resources Defense Council said in a report about the FDA’s findings.

The manufacturers of the other 12 drugs didn’t submit enough information to the FDA in order to determine whether they could be safely used in animals without harming humans, but the FDA did not withdraw its approval of…
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