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Some of the most important medicines doctors prescribe to fight infections are losing effectiveness and the Obama Administration is calling on farmers to help turn the tide against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A recent report by the president's advisors on antibiotic resistance charts some progress but also left some critics urging for more immediate action.

Courtesy of Pipestone Veterinary Services

Veterinarian and researcher Scott Dee doesn't much look the part of a detective, in his jeans and company polo shirt.  But when a virus never before seen in North America swept through the network of hog farms where he works, Pipestone Veterinary Services, in January 2014, he had his first clue.

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22-year-old Christian Justus was once a heavy user of tobacco. For almost a decade he smoked 2 packs a day, chewed tobacco, and also smoked hookah. Justus kicked his habit over a year ago and said he experienced drastic improvements to his health.

No Antibiotics for Pigs and Cattle

Dec 12, 2013
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The Food and Drug Administration wants to phase out antibiotics in meat.

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Food and Drug Administration regulators inspected less than two-percent of the food shipments that were imported to the U.S. in the 2012 fiscal year.

New FDA Requirement Affects Feed Mills

Dec 10, 2012

A new food safety requirement that goes into effect at the end of the year affect those that manufacture food both for animal and human consumption. Facilities that "manufacture, process, pack or hold food" for both animals  and people must register with the FDA by December 31st.