agriculture and public health

WHO Sounds Alarm Over Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The WHO has released a landmark, 256-page report warning that the world may be headed for a post-antibiotic era. According to the CDC, two-thirds of patients afflicted by a recent Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms tested resistant to one or more antibiotics.

Farmed and Dangerous: Episode 3, Raising the Steaks

Chip and Sophia hang out with one of his cows and we find out what's behind his passion for sustainable ag and farming. But will good food advocates be able to stop Animoil's Mega Farm? And does Buck Marshall root for the machines when he watches The Matrix?

Could Walmart Lead an Antibiotics Revolution?

In the wake of reports from the CDC and Johns Hopkins on the urgent threat of antibiotic resistant infections, the pressure is on America's biggest retailer to tackle the antibiotics overuse problem in meat production.

Damning New Study Demonstrates Harm to Animals Raised on GMO Feed

Just when you thought the market for controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was completely saturated, a new study published in the Journal of Organic Systems finds that pigs raised on a mixed diet of GM corn and GM soy had higher rates of digestive and reproductive health problems.

On Food and Pharmaceuticals

The impacts of industrial agriculture are a regular topic of discussion here on Ecocentric, but we've never delved into the complex relationship and alarming connections between our drug industry and our food industry, so we decided to take a look.

Meat Without Drugs

Consumers Union released the report, "Meat on Drugs" and, in partnership with FixFood, launched the Meat Without Drugs campaign to inspire action.

Greenwashing Food: How to Smell a Rat

We've been talking about corporate "greenwashing" for a while, now, but if food activists have been hard at work talking to consumers about food systems, so have food marketers.

Our Hero: Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch

Wenonah Hauter talks about the environment, politics and what keeps her up at night. Find out what led to her becoming one of the most prominent environmental advocates/activists and what she's working on now.

Food Fright!

If your biggest worry is getting circus peanuts or conventional apples in your trick-or-treat bag tonight, hold on to your hat, because there are a LOT scarier food issues these days. Here's a roundup of the most frightening.

Antibiotics (Misused)

Confirmed by the FDA: In the US, 80% of all antimicrobial drugs are administered to animals. Yet another way in which industrial livestock production threatens human health.

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