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Trader Joe’s responds on antibiotics issue, but still no commitment

Posted May 9th, 2013 by

In response to hundreds of calls Trader Joe’s headquarters has been getting from customers asking them to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics, the company has issued a statement on their website. “We don’t presume to make choices for [customers],” it says, and points to some options shoppers have in their stores of organic and ‘no antibotics’ meat. [...]

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Meat on Drugs, Stop the Superbugs

Posted June 26th, 2012 by

by Jean Halloran,  Director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union Antibiotics use is widespread in the production of livestock, helping to create “superbugs,” and aggravating the public health problem of antibiotic resistance. To address these issues, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, in a new report released today, “Meat on Drugs: [...]

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