With limited opportunity for shoppers to buy antibiotics-friendly meat, dairy and eggs, probably the most important thing that we can all do is to make our voices heard – especially with those in the position to make change happen at scale. If you’re concerned about farm antibiotic use, then please consider the following. … [Read more...] about How can you support farmers who are using fewer antibiotics?
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“[There is] a shocking overlap between some classes of antibiotics used in animals and in humans, so we need to separate the two. Examples include penicillin and the tetracycline-type antibiotics,” Christopher Schofield, IOI project lead and head of organic chemistry at the University of Oxford, said. … [Read more...] about Oxford animal-only antibiotic lab could prop up intensive farming, critics say
“Anecdotally, I have heard that in the United States, people with access to animal medicines – farmers, ranchers, animal health workers - know that they can either pay pennies for the animal drug or $5 for the human equivalent. I don’t think it happens much, but I think it does happen.” … [Read more...] about How much does big pharma make from animal antibiotics?
Zhang’s farm is part of a chain that specialises in “ecological agriculture” and prides itself on its environmental approach to raising, slaughtering and processing meat. On its website, it states a commitment to “safety, health and deliciousness”, and a “customer-first” approach. “Here we give pigs antibiotics twice in their lifetime, whether they are sick or not. Once when they come out of nursery, and once when they are adult. We try to avoid putting the antibiotics in the feed but many farmers do, it’s very common,” he says. … [Read more...] about Can China kick its animal antibiotic habit?