By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 9:43 PM

Victory is in Sight, Because of Our Site.

 

Perhaps we can't take all the credit, but enough conversations have been lead by people like us to finally have made an important impact on the agricultural industry. Yesterday (11/11/2013) the FDA announced that there will be a new policy set in place that prevents the indiscriminate use of antibiotics on livestock. No longer can antibiotics be administered for just the growth of the animal. If farmers think that their animals are so sick that they will need antibiotics, then prescriptions will have to be written by veterinarians for specific animals. The FDA is asking certain drug companies to change how their medication can be used, as to prevent farmers from using it to bulk up animals. Thus, making it illegal to buy giant sacks of antibiotic material at the feed store. What an awesome way to end this class!!!

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