The U.S. food safety regulator is moving to phase out some use of antibiotics in livestock in an effort to curb growing antibiotic resistance in human disease.
Farmers' frequent use of antibiotics to help their livestock grow is contributing to the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's — and possibly the entire nation's — citrus crop.
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it will begin curbing the use of some medically important antibiotics commonly fed to animals to fatten them for market – a policy change that could significantly affect both the livestock industry and human health.
In a bid to stem a surge in human resistance to certain antibiotics, U.S. regulators announced new guidelines to phase out their use as a growth enhancer in livestock.
Citing a public health concern over antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration today announced a plan to phase out the use of antibiotics in livestock feed to promote animal growth.
In a major shift of national food policy, the Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance to the crucial drugs.
Over fears for antibiotic resistance, the Food and Drug Administration is implementing a plan today to phase out antibiotics and other medically important antimicrobial medications in animal foods for production purposes.
The Food and Drug Administration is taking broad measures to cut the use of antibiotics in food-producing livestock, with an eye toward reducing outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal Wednesday to limit the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture as a way to fight so-called superbugs that can complicate medical treatment.
Use of antibiotics to fatten cattle, hogs and chickens for human consumption will be phased out by 2017, as U.S. regulators seek to curb a rise in more deadly forms of foodborne pathogens.
Catching a nasty stomach bug from dirty water is the sort of hazard that most of us would worry about only when visiting far-flung destinations. But giardiasis – the disease caused by the tiny parasite giardia lamblia – can be picked up here in the U.K.
People whose homes and land are affected by unconventional gas developments such as fracking should be fully compensated for the value lost on their properties, a leading energy economist has claimed.
Brussels is to launch a full investigation into whether the contract for Britain’s first nuclear power plant in a generation offers illegal state support, casting the project into doubt until at least next summer.
Paris was put on an air-pollution alert today as cold weather entrapped diesel fumes, leading to the most severe smog in the French capital since 2007.
The US space agency is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station.
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield describes how seeing the earth from space changed his view on the world.
A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
A man-made material able to re-grow parts previously removed could be used to make armour, self-healing paint or tyres, researchers say.
A cave on the northwestern coast of Sumatra holds a remarkable record of big tsunamis in the Indian Ocean stretching back thousands of years.