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Friday, June 20, 2003  

I believe we have Eric Schlosser to thank for this:

CHICAGO, June 19 — Responding to public health concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals, the McDonald's Corporation said today that it would ask its meat suppliers around the world to reduce their dependence on antibiotics.

McDonald's said it expected its suppliers to phase out the use of some antibiotics that promote growth in healthy animals and to significantly reduce the use of other antibiotics that typically protect animals against disease. The company's decision was reported in The Washington Post today.

McDonald's said it was making the change because of growing evidence that the use of antibiotics in farm animals was creating antibiotic resistance in animals and in the bacteria that cause diseases in humans.

This is absolutely wonderful news. Now we just have to get them to demand different meat-processing practices. One victory at a time, though...

posted by Jeff | 12:22 PM |
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