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Action Plan Must Require Faster and Stronger Action to Preserve Effectiveness of Antibiotics debt


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Action Plan Must Require Faster and Stronger Action to Preserve Effectiveness of Antibiotics debt

We must not continue to jeopardize the most important drugs in human medicine by recklessly squandering them on farm animals. The Obama Administration's National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria highlights the importance of fighting antibiotic resistance, but misses a critical opportunity to effectively shrink the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. We applaud the Administration for calling on the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve surveillance of antibiotic-resistant Salmonellaand Campylobacter. Missing from the plan, however, is a ban on all uses of antibiotics other than treating illnesses, any deadline for measuring effectiveness, and any direction on what steps should be taken if the current voluntary program fails to deliver on reducing on-farm antibiotic use. 


By CSPI, USA.


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Burger King Pulls Soda from Kids' Menu debt


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Burger King Pulls Soda from Kids' Menu debt

After years of pressuring fast food giants to stop marketing sugary sodas to children, Burger King has announced that it will be removing all soda pop products from their kids' menus, effective immediately. MomsRising.org, joined by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has been urging the chain to improve the nutritional quality of its kids' meals by removing soda from the kids menu. 


By CSPI, USA.


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DNA Testing Reveals Herbal Supplements Often Missing the Advertised Herb* debt


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DNA Testing Reveals Herbal Supplements Often Missing the Advertised Herb* debt

DNA testing commissioned by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has found that store brands of popular herbal supplements sold at major chain retailers often do not contain the advertised herb.* In fact, just 21 percent of the herbal products tested contained DNA from the herb promised on the label. 79 percent either had no DNA from the advertised herb or had DNA evidence of material from other plants, such as rice, beans, pine, and other fillers or contaminants. 


By CSPI, USA.


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