antibiotics

Activists ask McDonald’s to go antibiotic free in pork, beef

· January 26, 2018

The consumer and public health advocacy organization U.S. PIRG Education Fund wants McDonald’s to commit to a concrete timeline to phase out antibiotics in its beef and pork supply chains. The activists say “they are singling out the iconic fast food company because McDonald’s has an outsized influence as the biggest purchaser of beef in […]

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World Health Organization pushes for antibiotics ban in livestock

· November 9, 2017

The World Health Organization is recommending that farmers, ranchers, and others in the food industry stop using antibiotics to promote growth and disease prevention without diagnosis — in order to stem what it calls the rise of antibiotic resistance in the human population. But many in agriculture immediately started throwing flags on the play, wondering […]

Three dairy producers honored for judicious use of antibiotics

· October 16, 2017

Boehringer Ingelheim is giving a shout out to three dairy producers who demonstrated their commitment to the judicious use of antibiotics in their Producers for Progress recognition program. Megan Hickey of Prairieland Dairy in Firth, Nebraska, was chosen as the grand prize winner out of nearly 200 applicants. “I’m honored to be selected as the […]

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