|Panel's report likely to tie farm antibiotics to human resistance|
Reuters - 7/24/2014. By P.J. Huffstutter - A White House advisory committee is expected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobial resistance in humans and livestock being fed antibiotics when it issues its report in the next few weeks, according to the transcript of a committee meeting held earlier this month.
|Appeals court rules FDA can continue allowing antibiotics in animal feed|
Aljazeera - 7/24/2014. By Marisa Taylor - A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may continue its policy of allowing widespread antibiotic use in animal feed — a practice believed by many to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or superbugs.
|MOFGA receives $1 million gift to help train more new farmers|
Bangor Daily News - 7/23/2014. By Abigail Curtis - Unity: A farming organization with a strong grassroots history announced Wednesday that it received a gift of $1 million to help support and train new farmers, the largest financial donation in its history. Officials from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association said that they were thrilled with the gift from the New York City-based Partridge Foundation, which also pledged an additional $1 million to MOFGA if the Maine group can raise a matching amount over the next 18 months. All the monies are to be used for MOFGA’s new farmer programming. “This is really exciting,” Kamala Grohman, the development associate for MOFGA, said Wednesday. “It will be able to fund this program for years to come.”