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Top US Chicken Producer Will Stop Antibiotic Use

The largest chicken producer in the United States said Tuesday that it planned to stop giving its birds the same antibiotics doctors use to treat sick patients. Tyson Foods said it aimed to stop using human antibiotics in its flocks by 2017. The move came in response to the statements of health experts and consumer advocates that the practice is contributing to the growing number of antibiotic-resistant infections. For decades, farmers have fed livestock small, regular doses of...

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