Posts Tagged: antibiotic-free livestock

Resisting Antibiotic Resistance

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In its March 30 edition, Scientific American put the issue succinctly: “You could not design a better system for guaranteeing the spread of antibiotic resistance.” The “system” the publication was referring to was one that relies on the steady administering of low level, “subtherapeutic” dosages of antibiotics to boost the production of livestock. Attempts to… Read more »

Reaching Out in Hog Country

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Independent hog farmers are beginning to feel like inhabitants of isolated desert islands, with oceans of corporate-controlled CAFOs (as well as  corn and soybean fields) separating them from their peers. That became clear at an LSP workshop on raising pork for niche markets held in Redwood Falls earlier this winter. “I think we’re one of… Read more »