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“It should be the case that we can use antibiotics for animals as needed and antibiotics for humans as needed. We really need to think about that farmer in Laos who has 2,000 chickens who is using an antibiotic that works for his chickens; they get bigger and healthier. You can’t just take the antibiotics away without offering the farmer an alternative.” … [Read more...] about Oxford animal-only antibiotic lab could prop up intensive farming, critics say
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Sanderson Farms, the third largest poultry producer in the US, launched a similar campaign to Elanco in 2016 as its CEO called meat labelled as “antibiotic-free” as “misleading”. In one TV advert, a man in a supermarket, dressed in a plaid shirt, khakis and a cap, says: “Some chicken companies try to get you to spend more money by using labels like ‘raised without antibiotics’. At Sanderson Farms, we don’t believe in gimmicks like that. No antibiotics to worry about here.” Last month, a report by the investors’ group Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return ranked Sanderson Farms among the worst companies for its policies on antibiotic use in animals. … [Read more...] about Diversion tactics: how big pharma is muddying the waters on 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?