Thursday, July 19, 2007

Antibiotic Fight

"THE Soil Association and the NFU have clashed over the findings of a Government report into anti-microbial resistance in humans and farmed animals.

The organic body accused the Government of ‘misleading’ the public about the ‘excessive use of antibiotics’ on farms in the report.

But the NFU hit back accusing the Soil Association of ‘scaremongering’ and using selective and outdated data to back its own agenda.

The document has brought together data from Defra, the Department of Health, the Food Standards Agency and other Government agencies to provide the first ‘overarching report’ on bacterial resistance to chemicals and antibiotics in farm animals, humans and food."

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