Americans may never taste an organic apple or pear that hasn’t been sprayed with antibiotics unless the NOSB sticks to its plan to forbid streptomycin on all organic fruits after October 2014. Action Alert!
Just as everyone was making last-minute holiday preparations, the FDA quietly announced they would no longer try to restrict the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed. An Action Alert update!
FDA finds higher levels of arsenic in chicken than previously thought; latest report reaffirms supplement safety; and NIH abandons niacin study.
Hint: It’s not about organic food.
According to the editors of Scientific American in the April 2009 issue, “the security of our food supply is at risk—in ways more noxious than anyone had feared.” The article referred to the FDA’s action in 2008 regarding the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in farm animal production.
In July 2005, the FDA banned the use of an animal antibiotic called Baytril, citing a threat to human health.