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Antibiotic use in animals linked to bacterial resistance in humans

cow-milking-facility-100193460In an analysis conducted by the Food and Drug Administration on the use of antibiotics in animal feed, scientists found that 18 out of 30 of them may increase the risk of human exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. There was insufficient information for the scientists to review the other 12 antibiotics. Even though the FDA has made efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals, it is still broadly used. What are your thoughts about this article? What are your recommendations to minimize human exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

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Genetically-modified corn linked to the development of tumors in rats

A study recently published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, found a link between genetically-modified corn and the development of deadly tumors in rats. In the study, which was conducted in France for two years, rats were either fed corn previously treated for more than 90 days with Roundup (glyphosate herbicide), genetically-modified corn without exposure to Roundup, or just exposure to Roundup.  The development of tumors in these rats happened at a faster and higher rate compared to rats that were not exposed to the product.  The results of the study may lead to a European-wide ban on genetically-modified corn.  What are your thoughts related to this issue?

For more information, please read the article in Natural News.