Chicken industry Still a Long Way From Antibiotic-free

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Antibiotic over-use in food animals is a major contributor to global antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic-spiked feed uses 70% of the US supply of medically important antibiotics – drugs that are crucial to treating infections in humans. Antibiotic ...

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Humans Pass Resistant Bacteria to Animals

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Widespread overuse of antibiotics in food animals means residual antibiotics are in the packaged milk and meat that is consumed by humans. It has been presumed this promotes bacterial resistance to antibiotics, such that humans who need an antibio...

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Stem Cells Prolong Life of Animals

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Healthy lab rats given regular treatments of human stem cells lived about 23% to 31% longer than control animals.  The healthy rats were given monthly intravenous ‘transplantation’ injections of human stem cells (derived from fat or from amnioti...

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Top Three Chicken Producers Are Cutting Antibiotic Use

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Tyson Foods, the country’s largest chicken producer, announced it will phase out the use of human antibiotics by September, 2017. Tyson, which supplies McDonald’s, will help McDonald’s fulfill its pledge to reduce its use of human antibiotics f...

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