Could cost the industry hundreds of dollars, let's get our priorities straight!!
The use of antibiotics in animals raised as food is being phased out, federal health officials announced Wednesday, in a major decision that marks a significant shift in factory-farming and its impact on human health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling on the pharmaceutical industry to voluntarily relabel a vast roster of antibiotics and restrict their use in food-animal production. These medications, which are widely used to treat human and veterinary infections, are to be phased out of animal farming over the next three years.
Factory-farmed animals are those raised for their meat. For decades, antibiotics have been added to feed and/or drinking water for pure economic reasons, such as artificially forcing animals to pack on more weight, which ultimately drives up profits once they are butchered and sold. If pharmaceutical manufacturers comply with relabeling, it would become illegal for animal farmers to buy the medications to fatten flocks and herds.
FDA officials Wednesday said the key reason for implementing the new policy is to stop producers of food animals from using antibiotics to spur rapid growth.
"Implementing this strategy is an important step forward in addressing antimicrobial resistance," FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor said in a statement yesterday.
Several dynamic consequences occur as a direct result of overdosing animals with antimicrobial medications, experts say.
One is the formation of multi-drug resistant bacteria, which are easily passed to humans. Another equally frightening consequence is the number of antibiotics that become impotent against major human and veterinary infections because the drugs have been overused for economic purposes in agriculture.
"The action by the FDA makes sense from numerous theoretical points of view as well as many prac
well that's Texas, if your rich enough you can be a coke addict who almost failed out of college and your dad can still get you a draft deferment into the Texas Air National Guard, and even then you don't have to show up, you can go AWOL, keep snorting coke and still not get kicked out.
cause in Texas there is justice
But if you are poor with bad parents you can't have affluenza right? LOL and I'm guessing poorffluenza isn't a defense in Texas. LOL
But on reflection maybe Texas is improving Laura Bush got drunk, ran a stop sign and killed her ex boyfriend and didn't even get charged.
FORT WORTH, Texas — A juvenile court judge sentenced 16-year-old Ethan Couch to 10 years' probation Tuesday for the drunk driving crash that killed four people.
Judge Jean Boyd could have sentenced Couch to 20 years behind bars.
Investigators said Couch was driving a pickup truck between 68 and 70 miles-per-hour in a 40 mph zone. The four who died were standing on the side of the road outside their vehicle. Nine others were hurt.
Miller said Couch's parents gave him "freedoms no young person should have." He called Couch a product of "affluenza," where his family felt that wealth bought privilege and there was no rational link between behavior and consequences.
So you think Obama should cut income tax rates from the current 0-39% to 14-65%? LOL
I used to think you tea billies thought in two dimensions in a four dimensional world but I realize now you never got to the first derivative of thought
Florida prosecutors said Wednesday that they would not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend told police he had pointed a shotgun at her three weeks ago.
The move comes two days after Zimmerman submitted an affidavit from Samantha Scheibe stating she did not want "my boyfriend" charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. She said investigators had misinterpreted her statements about the Nov. 18 incident at the home in Apopka, Seminole County, that she had been sharing with Zimmerman.
"I want to be with George," the 27-year-old Scheibe said in the affidavit she signed Friday.
(wonder if he held a gun to her head to get her to sign it?)
no Walter you make us all feel very bright,
LOL funny how 99 out of a 100 climatologist missed that but you and Glenn Beck picked up on it. If either of you had graduated from college you could consider going to teach at a prestigious university.
really? So yesterday the market didn't know it was up 30%, but profits were only up 5% but today it does,
and the market knew the tea billie morons in the house would oppose a budget deal that hadn't been announced yet?
it's because morons like you invest that I am able to consistently beat the market averages
Actually she went to North Korea not South Korea, she stands by our allies
She was ridiculed in the U.S. for twice confusing North and South Korea in a radio interview at a time of escalating conflict between the two East Asian countries.
‘Obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies,’ she said, mistakenly referring to the rogue communist regime that has been one of America’s biggest foes in recent years.
Her mistake came after North Korea launched an unprovoked shelling attack on a South Korean island this week, killing four people, and the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier to help the South.
The fact that she bungled her geography not once but twice seemed to suggest it was more than just a slip of the tongue.
I understand she was very upset that it was already over
but market is scared the tea billies, in their terrorist quest to make the country fail because they are racists that hate the black President, will vote it down,
the tea billie right wing nut jobs came out against it before anyone even knew what was in it,
If the tea billies drafted something and the DNC agreed to it the tea billies would vote it down, let's face it they are like spoiled 5 year olds who hate so strong they simply want people to be hurt
actually the private sector lost jobs under Bush, he did hire a lot of government employees though,
of course he was white
LOL barrybaloney= dead aka Ivan aka etc, etc
member since 9 minutes ago, 6 posts already,
LOL what kind of LOOOOOOOOSER makes up a new id everyday to post the same stupid posts?
LOL are you kidding me, deads new id _ nancy_truth _ was created less then an hour ago and has already posted over 40 times, LOL
Dead Ivan the LOOOOOOOOOSER LOL
Well Mandela was elected in 1994, and in the real world where racist, moronic tea party people can't see...LOL
The economy of South Africa is the largest in Africa, accounts for 24% of its gross domestic product in terms of purchasing power parity, and is ranked as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank; this makes the country one of only four countries in Africa in this category (the others being Botswana, Gabon and Mauritius). Since 1996, South Africa's Gross Domestic Product has since almost tripled to $400 billion, and foreign exchange reserves have increased from $3 billion to nearly $50 billion; creating a growing and sizable African middle class, within two decades of establishing democracy and ending apartheid.
"Whereever" (sic) dead posts you can bet it will be at an intellectual maturity level that a 7 year old would be embarrassed by.
Hey dead yet a new id today, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSER