TITLE

CROPS ABSORB LIVESTOCK ANTIBIOTICS, SCIENCE SHOWS

AUTHOR(S)
Cimitile, Matthew
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;1/8/2009, Issue 993, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the effects of livestock manures on crops in the U.S. A test conducted at the University of Minnesota, reveals that vegetables such as corn, potatoes and lettuce, absorb antibiotics when grown in soil fertilized with livestock manure. Steve Roach, public health program director for Food Animal Concerns Trust, stresses that the development of resistant bacteria is the clearest public health implication from treating livestock with antibiotics.
ACCESSION #
36427383

 

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