Farm Animals Given 80% of All Antibiotics in the US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed numbers this week that indicate animal agriculture consumes 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the United States, more than previously estimated.

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) announced Wednesday that FDA confirmed the numbers with her office for the first time. She plans to reintroduce a bill she crafted
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Global Soy Trade: Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts

Globalization has fundamentally changed agriculture across Europe. The idyllic image of small farms with sustainable agriculture has been replaced with agricultural cogs producing food-ingredient inputs for international industrial agri-businesses. In every link of the new global food chain, agriculture has become more intensive, larger in scale, and more environmentally and socially unsustainable.
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Center for Rural Affairs Applauds USDA Decision to Proceed with GIPSA Rule

The Center for Rural Affairs applauds the USDA decision to proceed with rulemaking process on the proposed competitive livestock market reform rule (GIPSA rule). Public comments are accepted through November 22, 2010.
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