Antibiotics http://nhpr.org en Word of Mouth 04.14.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-04142012 <p>A surprising look on men and women at work. A painter cashes in on Obama-hate. A report from Pax East. And the board game revolution.</p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3117 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 04.14.2012 FDA Launches Voluntary Plan To Reduce Use Of Antibiotics In Animals http://nhpr.org/post/fda-launches-voluntary-plan-reduce-use-antibiotics-animals The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today it is calling on the nation's pork, beef, and poultry producers to reduce their use of antibiotics. But some watchdog groups say this voluntary guidance doesn't go nearly far enough.<p>The issue has been contentious for decades. Just last month, a federal judge <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/23/149221287/europes-mixed-record-on-animal-antibiotics">ruled</a> that the FDA had to go ahead with a plan it proposed in 1977 that would ban the use of some antibiotics as a growth promoter in animals.<p>Farm animals in the U.S. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:24:00 +0000 3087 at http://nhpr.org FDA Launches Voluntary Plan To Reduce Use Of Antibiotics In Animals Gastrointestinal Intrigue http://nhpr.org/post/gastrointestinal-intrigue <p>The prevalent use of antibiotics maybe linked to America’s obesity problem.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:22:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3060 at http://nhpr.org Gastrointestinal Intrigue How Using Antibiotics In Animal Feed Creates Superbugs http://nhpr.org/post/how-using-antibiotics-animal-feed-creates-superbugs Researchers have nailed down something scientists, government officials and agribusiness proponents have <a href="http://www.remappingdebate.org/article/agriculture-industry-science-denial">argued about</a> for years: whether antibiotics in livestock feed give rise to antibiotic-resistant germs that can threaten humans.<p>A <a href="http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/1/e00305-11">study</a> in the journal <em>mBio,</em> published by the American Society for Microbiology, shows how an antibiotic-susceptible staph germ passed from humans into pigs, where it became resistant to the antibiotics Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:05:02 +0000 Richard Knox 2029 at http://nhpr.org How Using Antibiotics In Animal Feed Creates Superbugs