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Friday, October 17, 2014

10/17/14 Health News INSURANCE DROPPING COVERAGE FOR RAW-MILK ♦ EPA APPROVES HERBICIDE FOR GE CROPS ♦ USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN FOOD ANIMALS

Some folks who drink raw milk probably already see themselves as risk-takers, but they may not have thought about the fact that drinking their favorite beverage increasingly means not just taking risk but, for the producers, also “going bare.” “Going bare” is what the insurance industry calls it when someone opts to go without coverage... Continue Reading
EPA APPROVES HERBICIDE FOR USE ON DOW’S GE CROPS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the registration of Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo herbicide, a new blend of 2,4-D and glyphosate. The product is intended for use on Dow’s Enlist genetically engineered corn and soybeans, which were approved by the Department of Agriculture last month. Dow stated in a press release that EPA’s decision... Continue Reading
FRONTLINE DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES WIDESPREAD USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN FOOD ANIMALS

On Tuesday night, PBS aired FRONTLINE’s two-part documentary exploring the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance. The first half of “The Trouble with Antibiotics” focused on the science and politics behind the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals, presenting the history of the practice and attempts to link human illnesses back to animal antibiotics. Highlighted... Continue Reading

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