More Cheap PR Stunts from the Folks Who Are Supposed to Protect Our Health

  The cynicism of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knows no bounds. Just before the holidays, the agency, which is supposed to protect Americans’ health, reneged on a 35-year-old pledge to ban farmers from administering low levels (also called subtherapeutic levels) of antibiotics that are used to combat infections in humans to livestock, not […]

By Refusing to Ban Giving Healthy Livestock Daily Doses of Antibiotics, the FDA Puts Corporate Profits Above Consumers’ Health

 No one is going to accuse the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of rushing to judgment. In 1999, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to stop the common practice of feeding perfectly healthy livestock antibiotics, not to cure disease, but merely to make them pack on weight more efficiently. […]