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Antibiotic-pumped livestock identified as major cause of deadly antibiotic resistance

8/16/2016 - Overuse of antibiotics for raising livestock is creating an escalating situation of drug resistant infections in humans. An imbalance is developing between humans and their food, as drug resistant, food-borne pathogens resist routine, therapeutic antibiotic use. As beef cattle, chicken, dairy cows and...

Raising organic livestock greatly reduces threat of antibiotic resistance

8/12/2016 - The sicknesses and deadly diseases that take hold of our bodies often start with the bad science of the foods we eat and the lack of integrity with which they are produced. Our chemical-intense agricultural systems and antibiotic-abusive livestock feeding practices are weakening our collective immunity,...

Oregon govt. extorts grass-fed ranchers after stealing their livestock in attempt to kill local agriculture

6/19/2015 - Welcome to America, where freedoms exist... so long as they fall under the accusations and demands set forth by the government. Question it, and you're treated like a criminal. Summerville, Oregon, ranchers Ava Denton and Ross Painter know all too well about this. The owners of Paradise Ranch, where...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in hospitals likely came from industrial livestock farms

11/11/2014 - Many people would like to think of a hospital as a safe refuge, a place that will monitor and, hopefully, help restore health. However, according to a new study conducted by UK researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the very place designed to improve ailments may be a hot spot for a particular...

Nature's vaccines: Growing up on livestock farms halves children's risk of inflammatory bowel diseases

7/27/2014 - A recent synchronicity of studies throughout northwest Europe involving researchers in Germany, Sweden and Denmark affirm that there's something healthy about growing up on a farm with livestock -- not just feeling good while on the farm but growing up with stronger disease-resisting immune systems...

California lowers organic standards in face of historic drought

3/31/2014 - Organic farms in 53 out of 58 counties in California are set to produce "faked," cheapened organic meat and dairy products in the first quarter of 2014. In the face of a historic drought, California's organic standards have been cut in half. Instead of requiring livestock to graze on nutrient-rich...

How do steroidal hormones given to livestock affect the humans who consume them?

3/12/2014 - Do women get breast cancer more often when their hormones are thrown out of whack? You bet. Are those cases more severe than others? The jury is still out on that one. What about thyroid tumors and ovarian cancer - can those come from eating meat and drinking dairy from cows that are given hormones...

FDA: 30 million pounds of antibiotics given to conventional livestock annually

10/9/2013 - While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endlessly stonewalls in establishing enforceable guidelines for the appropriate use of antibiotics in livestock, the conventional meat industry continues to shove about 30 million pounds of these drugs annually down the throats of animals. And recent...

An inconvenient truth about climate change - Grazing livestock may hold the secret to preventing environmental annihilation

4/2/2013 - Allan Savory is a controversial figure with a shocking message: Global warming and desertification can be radically reversed by grazing large herds of animals. The antithesis of accepted thought on climate change, Savory's solution has rubbed many in the scientific community the wrong way. But the question...

Syngenta corporation faces criminal charges for covering up livestock deaths from GM corn

6/27/2012 - Biotechnology giant Syngenta has officially been outed for deliberately hiding data that proves the company's genetically-modified (GM) Bt 176 corn is directly responsible for killing livestock. Dr. Eva Sirinathsinghji writing for QW Magazine explains that Syngenta is now facing criminal charges for...

FDA refuses to ban antibiotics in livestock, resorts to voluntary phase out that will be ignored by industry

4/30/2012 - In a desperate attempt to avoid implementing an actual ban on the non-therapeutic use of antibiotic drugs in factory animal feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has once again made it abundantly clear that it favors corporate interests over public health. In a recent announcement, the FDA...

Insane Michigan government announces plan to destroy ranch livestock based on hair color and arrest hundreds of ranchers as felons

3/27/2012 - The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true "animal genocide" -- the mass murder of ranch animals based on the color of their hair. It's all part of a shocking new "Invasive Species Order" (ISO) put in place by Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR)....

Obama seizes control over all food, farms, livestock, farm equipment, fertilizer and food production across America

3/20/2012 - "We told ya so" just doesn't quite cut it anymore. As the American sheeple slept, selfishly refusing to take a stand against tyranny, the Obama administration has been plotting what can only be called a total government takeover of America. On March 16, 2012, President Obama issued an executive order...

USDA says antibiotic use in livestock is negatively affecting humans

8/2/2010 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently testified before a House committee that antibiotic use in animal agriculture causes humans who eat such meat to develop antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance. Conventional cattle farmers often use antibiotics to speed the growth of their...

Livestock ranching a leading contributor to CO2 emissions, global warming

2/13/2007 - According to a United Nations report published last month, raising animals for food is one of the single biggest causes of global warming, in addition to land degradation and pollution of air and water. "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to...

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