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Thank You, Antibiotics, for Cheap Meat…and Superbugs

By Fredrica Syren: In a world where consumers want more for less money, it’s no wonder that businesses and producers feel that the way to make more money is by taking short cuts. The meat, egg, chicken and fish industries are no different: in their quest to produce more volume …

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Ancient Antibiotics in Modern Medicine

By Emma Grace Fairchild: As the medicine and drug industries grow and change, so do the things they are trying to fight — disease causing bacteria. The combination of rampant antibiotic use since the discovery of penicillin and the natural ability for bacteria to quickly evolve has resulted in a …

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Environmental Impact of Pharmaceuticals

By Kim Robson: How often have we seen a dramatic television or movie scene where someone flushes a bunch of pills down the toilet? Yay for sobriety, right? It’s almost a cliché. But the environmental impact on animals and microorganisms of pharmaceuticals in rivers, lakes and drinking water can be …

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