antibiotics

FDA: Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Is Still Increasing

Considering all the pledges by food companies to serve antibiotic-free meat, you would expect antibiotic use in livestock to be in decline. But…

New FDA Rules on Antibiotics Attempt to Squash ‘Superbugs’

The change — decades in the making — was lauded by many as an important step forward, while others decried it as too…

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found At Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sites In India

Pollution leads to a disturbing antibiotic resistance at Indian pharmaceutical plants, which supply almost a quarter of the world's generic drugs.

Can Probiotics Replace Antibiotics on the Farm?

An unexpected tool could help farmers reduce their use of unnecessary antimicrobials while keeping growth and nutrition consistent: probiotics. And no, we're not…

Shareholder Resolution Urges Yum! Brands to Ditch Antibiotics

The shareholder activist group As You Sow filed a shareholder resolution this week urging Yum! Brands to phase out the use of antibiotics.

Cargill to Reduce Use of Antibiotics in Cattle by 20 Percent

Four Cargill feedlots in Colorado, Kansas and Texas, in addition to four cattle yards run by the company’s partner Friona Industries, will reduce…

In-N-Out Burger Says No to Antibiotics

Suddenly, the famed burger chain In-N-Out changed its policy and pledged to source antibiotic-free beef.

Antibiotic Apocalypse Economics

An antibiotic apocalypse is upon us due to failures in food product labeling tied to unsustainable farming practices. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth…

Subway To Phase Out Antibiotics

Another fast-food chain will phase antibiotics out of its meat supply chain in response to pressure from consumers and NGOs.

California Restricts Livestock Antibiotic Use with Little Resistance From Industry

Right on the heels of last week’s landmark passage of the SB 350 climate bill, which commits the state to reducing carbon emissions…

Chipotle, Panera Receive an A for Antibiotic Use

While a few restaurants got passing grades, most of the big chain restaurants received a failing grade in a Friends of the Earth…

Wendy’s Eases Into Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Wendy’s is testing antibiotic-free chicken products in Orlando and Gainesville, Florida, Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas. During the test period, the fast…

Costco Ditches Antibiotic-Laced Chilean Salmon

The nation’s third largest retailer ditched Chilean salmon in favor of antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon, Reuters reported on Thursday. Why stop selling Chilean salmon?…

Tyson Foods Chickens Soon Antibiotic-Free

On Monday, Tyson Foods announced it will phase out the use of antibiotics in its U.S. broiler chicken flocks, chickens raised for meat,…

Chipotle’s Shortage of Naturally-Raised Pork Highlights Problems

Chipotle stopped serving pork at hundreds of its restaurants back in January due to a shortage of naturally-raised pork. The fast food chain’s…