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Antibiotics and Animal Feed #88068

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Greeley, Colorado) Controversy over FDA (Food and Drug Administration) call for limit on antibiotic use in animal feed and basis of government concern examined; films shown. [Feedlot operator Dallas HORTON - explains purpose of antibiotics in feed.] [Drug expert Dr. Stuart LEVY - believes such practice is constant threat to human health.] Current status of antibiotic use in United States meat industry and basis of medical community's concern explained, illustrated on screen. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Center for Veterinary Medicine director Dr. Lester CRAWFORD - discusses rationale for former FDA (Food and Drug Administration) proposal to limit antibiotic use in feed.] Earl Rasmussen's death from infected meat and investigators link of Rasmussen's death and illness of several others to bacteria resistant to antibiotics discussed. [Ctrs. for Disease Control Dr. Scott HOLMBURG - thinks situation is epidemic.] [Dr. Thomas JUKES - disagrees; explains.] [CRAWFORD - responds.] [JUKES - thinks FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is concerned only with risks, not benefits.]
REPORTER: George Strait

Koppel, Ted;
Strait, George

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