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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FDA limit on antibiotic use in farm animals stirs doubt

FILE -- Pigs on a farm where the animals receive antibiotics through their feed near Ralston, Iowa, Aug. 20, 2010. The Food and Drug Administration has moved to rein in the meat industry's broad use of antibiotics to make animals grow faster, though some public health advocates fear the voluntary guidelines announced on Dec. 11, 2013 are too weak to impel change. (Brian C. Frank/The New York Times)