Published July 3, 2013
Topic of growing debate is the healthiness of food. Legislation is be proposed currently to review the processes of food including, health of farm animals. As we considered the choices from paper or plastic to now grass-fed versus grain-fed the ultimate choice will be balanced against food versus costs. The legislation under review is topic of agribusiness determining “Legislation to Restrict Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Introduced in Senate” as a primary health choice.
Medically and in response to health the choices surrounding meat can be daunting as we as consumers try to remain current in the conversation.
WHO TV reported, “California Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act of 2013. The bill directs the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the use of human antibiotics in the feed and water of healthy farm animals if they jeopardize human health. The measure also requires drug companies and agriculture producers to demonstrate that antibiotics are used to treat clinically diagnosable diseases.”
The legislation will have long-term implications to process, systems and commodities.
- New Bill Might Curb Use of Antibiotics in Meats (rootandharvest.com)
- Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced to Combat Superbugs (grosvenorcontractsblog.wordpress.com)
- Supermarket meat to be tested for antibiotic resistant bacteria (telegraph.co.uk)
- Dianne Feinstein bill would limit antibiotic use in livestock (sfgate.com)
- Legislation to Restrict Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Introduced in Senate (hoosieragtoday.com)
- Industrial Farm Workers Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Bacteria Than Organic Farmers (medicaldaily.com)