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Antibiotics For Animals: Dangerous for Humans?

2/29/2012

 

With all the buzz over questions about whether antibiotics fed to animals raised for food cause human antibiotic resistance, it seems apparent that this issue is at the forefront of consumer concerns. As well, we received the questions, “Why are antibiotics fed to livestock inside CAFOs or feedlots? Is this dangerous to humans?” from http://www.fooddialogues.com/. To address the topic, and as a follow up to our previous posts on the subject, we asked experts Dr. Peter Davies and Dr. H. Scott Hurd to respond.

What are farmers and ranchers doing to reduce fertilizer and pesticide use?

10/17/2011

Will Reducing Meat Consumption Help the Environment?

9/28/2011

We all want to do our part to help save the planet, right? Since farm animals create carbon emissions, will eating less meat create a cleaner environment?

Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

9/21/2011

Best Food Facts received a question from www.fooddialogues.com asking “Is it possible to feed the world’s growing population primarily on organic production methods?” We asked Dr. Robert Paarlberg, the Betty Freyhof Johnson Class of 1944 Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, to respond.

How do GMOs Affect the Environment?

8/22/2011

Experts discuss GMOs and their impact on the environment.

Part Three: Eggs – Organic, Cage–Free, Free-Range… What’s The Difference?

7/30/2011

Dr. Darrin Karcher and Dr. Scott Beyer wrap up the final post in our three week hen housing series by discussing the webcam of JS West's enriched colony barn, as well as their final thoughts on hen housing and the future of egg production.

Sprouts and Eggs - Varying Reactions to Outbreaks in Food

6/29/2011

Comparison of reactions to the 2011 Germany E. coli outbreak in sprouts and the 2010 U.S. Salmonella outbreak in eggs.

Getting Down and Dirty with Pesticide Residues and the Dirty Dozen

6/22/2011

Expert information about the Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group that lists pesticide residues in fruits and veggies.

Deadly European E. Coli Outbreak: Should U.S Consumers Worry?

6/3/2011

Dr. Scott Hurd, Iowa State, discusses the E. coli outbreak in Europe and how it affects Americans

Grass-fed versus Corn-fed Beef: What’s the Difference?

5/25/2011

What's the Difference between grass-fed and corn-fed beef?

Consumer Question: Are hormones in my milk and meat making my kids bigger?

3/10/2011

Expert feedback regarding inquiry from mom wondering about how hormones in food may be affecting her children.

Meatless Mondays: Expert and Consumer opinions

2/8/2011

Consumer poll results on "Meatless Mondays" and commentary from Dr. Ruth MacDonald.

Small vs. Large Farms - Are Animals Treated Differently?

2/1/2011

Three experts, Dr. Patricia Hester, Dr. Ed Pajor and Dr. Emily Patterson-Kane, answer the question, "Is the well-being of farm animals on larger operations disregarded in the pursuit of higher profits?"

Will eliminating farm subsidies contribute to a decline in U.S. public health issues? Alston responds.

1/26/2011

Dr. Alston answers the question "Will eliminating farm subsidies reduce obesity and associated health problems, such as diabetes?"

What is Safer? Food from Organic, Free-Range or Modern Farms?

1/19/2011

Dr. Gebreyes answers the question: "Is food from organic and free-range farm animals safer than animals raised in modern confinement operations?"

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