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The food industry must stop dosing healthy livestock with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. For decades animals’ food and drinking water have often been spiked with medications aimed at boosting growth and preventing disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is now recommending against the routine use of antibiotics in food animals, according to new guidelines released by the international public health agency.
USDA and FDA have a duty to make sure that livestock producers aren't causing antibiotic resistance, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told researchers, scientists and government employees today.