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New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes
Ashley Yeager | Jun 19, 2017
The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.
Report: Sales for Antibiotics on Farms Rose
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2014
Amid concerns that the use of antibiotics may contribute to drug resistance, sales for use in livestock rose in recent years.
One Case Closes, Another Opens
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2014
Unsure of the origins of a rogue crop found on an Oregon farm, the US Department of Agriculture is following up on a second issue related to genetically engineered wheat.
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 31, 2014
Most drug manufacturers agree to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling guidelines for antibiotics used in farm animals.
Report: Drugs in Farm Feed, Despite Risk
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2014
A new analysis of government studies on animal feed uncovers widespread use of antibiotics, some of which pose risks to human health.
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2012
Residents surrounding strongly smelling hog farms experience higher blood pressure levels as the stench worsens.
Revenge of the Weeds
Amy Coombs | May 20, 2012
Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.
Banned Antibiotics Found in Poultry
Jef Akst | Apr 6, 2012
Researchers find evidence of illegal use of antibiotics in poultry products.
Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat
Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | Apr 1, 2012
Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.