Antibiotics Used as Animal Feed Additives

Does This Contribute to Increased Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics?

H.R. 1549: Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009

Organizations and Committees

WHO: World Health Organization

FDA Home Page

Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

This commission was formed to conduct a comprehensive, fact-based and balanced examination of key aspects of the farm animal industry. From this site one can download the Final Report, "Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America". At the beginning of this report, there are the following interesting comments:
      "There have been some serious obstacles to the Commission completing its review and approving consensus recommendations. The agriculture industry is not monolithic, and the formation of this Commission was greeted by industrial agriculture with responses ranging from open hostility to wary cooperation. In fact, while some industrial agriculture representatives were recommending potential authors for the technical reports to Commission staff, other industrial agriculture representatives were discouraging those same authors from assisting us by threatening to withhold research funding for their college or university. We found significant influence by the industry at every turn: in academic research, agriculture policy development, government regulation, and enforcement.
     At the end of his second term, President Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation about the dangers of the military-industrial complex - an unhealthy alliance between the defense industry, the Pentagon, and their friends on Capitol Hill. Now, the agro-industrial complex - an alliance of agriculture commodity groups, scientists at academic institutions who are paid by the industry, and their friends on Capitol Hill - is a concern in animal food production in the 21st century."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Home Page

National Research Council

      - Summary of a book "The Uses of Drugs in Food Animals: Benefits and Risks."

Union of Concerned Scientists

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Home Page

Animal Health Institute

Food Safety - The EU Integrated Approach

General Discussions of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria

Farm Use of Antibiotics

Specific Antibiotics and Bacteria

Methicillin-resistant Staphylcoccus aureus (MRSA)


These pages are maintained by Ronald Fuchs,  Last updated on April 16, 2011