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Barn Media 7-22-10: Legislators Looking at Antibiotics in Livestock, Keeping Public Safe

Brian Allmer

Brian Allmer, Barn Media Podcast Producer

The use of antibiotics in livestock is a hot topic on Capitol Hill. Legislation to phase out the non-therapeutic use of specific classes of antibiotics in food-producing animals has been gaining traction. Its supporters argue that antibiotics used in animal agriculture can endanger human health by creating resistant bacteria.

The use of antibiotics in livestock is a hot topic on Capitol Hill. Legislation to phase out the non-therapeutic use of specific classes of antibiotics in food-producing animals has been gaining traction. Its supporters argue that antibiotics used in animal agriculture can endanger human health by creating resistant bacteria.