Excessive, unnecessary use of medically important antibiotics in livestock production is spurring antibiotic resistance in animals and humans, confirms a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report published this week.
When Farmers Default to Drugs
June 10, 2019
“Don’t wait for Pig Zero,” touted the drugmaker Elanco, encouraging farmers to liberally distribute antibiotics to herds as a preventive measure that also fattens up livestock.
Preparing for Florence’s Fallout
September 12, 2018
Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains are set to pummel the US East Coast this week in a potentially-historic storm—and that could set off a public health nightmare, contaminating drinking water with overflowed toxic waste and manure