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100,000+ TELL FDA TO PRESERVE LIFE-SAVING MEDICINES BY REDUCING ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMAL PRODUCTION
WASHINGTON – Today a broad coalition of organizations hand-delivered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 180,000 letters responding to the agency’s request for comments on rules governing the use of antibiotics on industrial farms. By the tens of thousands, American citizens have sent the FDA a clear message: antibiotics are a vital foundation of public health in the United States; overuse and misuse has created a threatening crisis of antibiotic resistance; and it is time for the federal government to ensure strict veterinary oversight and force the food animal industry to curtail the routine use of antibiotics.
The letters were collected by a coalition of organizations committed to saving antibiotics as pillars of public health in the United States. The groups include: Center for Food Safety; Center for Science in the Public Interest; CREDO Action; FamilyFarmed.org; Farm Aid; Food & Water Watch; Food Democracy Now!; The Humane Society of the United States; Organic Consumers Association; and Union of Concerned Scientists.
Thank you to everyone who signed on to the Antibiotics Action campaign. While the FDA comment period ended last week, you can stay tuned to antibioticsaction.com for more information on this issue. Click here for up to date news and to read the complete press release excerpted above.