Planet in Peril. "Where science gets respect." This recent satellite image shows a river of Saharan dust streaming out over the Mediterranean toward Italy. Credit: NASA
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Citing Drug Resistance, U.S. Restricts More Antibiotics for Livestock
GARDINER HARRIS - New York Times - January 4'12
WASHINGTON — Federal drug regulators announced on Wednesday that farmers and ranchers must restrict their use of a critical class of antibiotics in cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys because such practices may have contributed to the growing threat in people of bacterial infections that are resistant to treatment. Details here. PLT photo PLT: What about Canada?