Food & farming

We should be able to trust that the food we buy in the grocery store is safe, and grown in ways that won’t threaten our health.

You want to lead a healthy life, and help your family do the same, and you trust that the food in the grocery store is safe, and grown in ways that won’t threaten our health or safety. But that’s not always the case, and the evidence connecting toxic pesticides to serious health risks, like cancer, continues to grow. It’s also clear that the early warning system for contaminated food, and our food recall system, need a serious overhaul. We can and should expect better.

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During a contentious election year at the federal level, state and local governments have some of the best opportunities to make progress on issues that affect our environment, our health, and the quality of our lives.

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In 2019, more than 1.2 million people died worldwide from drug-resistant infections — which are only becoming more common as antibiotic overuse on factory farms threatens the future effectiveness of these medicines.

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We know we can get factory farms to change their practices if America's largest restaurant chains commit to serving meat that has been raised without the routine use of medically important antibiotics.

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High levels of resistant bacteria found in uncooked meats and raw dog food: ‘Red flag’

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High levels of resistant bacteria found in uncooked meats and raw dog food: ‘Red flag’

Andre Delattre, chief operating officer of Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) in Washington, D.C., said the study "underscores the importance of ending the practice of routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. An inevitable byproduct of antibiotic overuse is resistance to these drugs," he told Fox News Digital.

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Scarr

Abe
Scarr

State Director, Illinois PIRG; Energy and Utilities Program Director, PIRG