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citethesource October 28th, 2014 4:17am

The CDC and FDA would like to track antibiotic use in farm operations in order to study possible links with antibiotic resistant bacteria, but industry lobbyists push against such data collection. Should this data be collected and studied?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/28/14 1:50 pm

Definitely, but not just in agriculture. Without intruding on any individual's privacy, all antibiotic use should be tracked and the disbursal of it throughout the ecosystems and water supplies should be studied.

Torfin Never Behind
10/28/14 12:59 pm

Voluntarily Only.

MurrayHitchens The Truth Wins Out
10/28/14 11:32 am

I'm no expert but it seems that antibiotic resistant bacteria is a serious threat to causing serious pandemics. Like what we had before we discovered penicillin. I think this type of threat warrants intervention.

MurrayHitchens The Truth Wins Out
10/28/14 11:33 am

Although I'd prefer that they do these studies by 3rd laboratories.

10/28/14 10:30 am

Not by the federal government. It will get twisted and abused.

smacc DunningKruger
10/28/14 10:27 am

Every reason it should be none that it shouldn't. And, sorry profit margin is not a good reason against. The potential danger and associated costs far out weight that.

DonWichita Kansas
10/28/14 9:39 am

No. Because the next Government step will be to ban antibiotics for Ranchers because some anti-meat or peta nut cries contamination or non-consensual medication.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/28/14 10:16 am

No, the worry is antibiotic resistant bacteria, not animal rights. Bacteria evolve quickly, and the way the food industry uses antibiotics can potentially be extremely dangerous to humans.

MaxineL New Jersey
10/28/14 9:27 am

This is a very important study. There are far too many misuses of antibiotics.

10/28/14 9:05 am

I see nothing wrong with the studies. We might learn something

10/28/14 10:31 am

I am ok with the studies, however I don't want the government doing them. It will turn political and be abused.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/28/14 6:00 am

That they are resisting makes my "yes" even more emphatic. Five bucks says these assbags are why my grandkids won't understand the purpose of penicillin.

10/28/14 5:42 am

Clearly industry doesn't need regulation. Clearly.

RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
10/28/14 3:36 am

YES! Yes, yes, yes!!

kermie gaytopia
10/27/14 10:22 pm

Possible links? Thought it was a given?

susanr Colorado
10/27/14 10:27 pm

It is. I assumed this would be more comprehensive study. I was lazy & didn't poke around to see what was being proposed compared to what we already know. It's not going to be a simple matter of "This is stupid shit, cut it out." Some antibiotic use

susanr Colorado
10/27/14 10:28 pm

in agriculture is inevitable.

DrDollylonglegs in the lab... again
10/27/14 9:43 pm

Yes it should be studied, but collection of data from industry shouldn't be compulsory.

suppressedID keep Summer safe
10/27/14 11:12 pm

Because they'll volunteer it out of the goodness of their hearts. They have nothing to lose through their existing business practices.


10/27/14 9:28 pm

Absolutely. They're potentially putting all our lives in danger by creating antibiotic-resistant strains. I'm not surprised they're resisting investigation.