(FARM ANIMALS/ANIMAL NEWS) The Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) adopted a new policy to slowly abandon the use of excessive antibiotics in farm-raised cows, pigs, and chickens last week. The agency’s new plan is their first real attempt at combating drug abuse in healthy farm animals. Antibiotic-treated meat is a major concern for public health, with more than two million Americans getting sick each year. Continue reading below to find out how the F.D.A. plans to crack down on antibiotic use. — Global Animal

<p>Antibiotics given to livestock force bacteria to evolve. Photo Credit: The Atlantic </p>
The Food and Drug Administration are ending the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals raised for their meat. Photo Credit: The Atlantic

The New York Times, Sabrina Tavernise

Read The New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/health/fda-to-phase-out-use-of-some-antibiotics-in-animals-raised-for-meat.html?hp&_r=1&