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Zester Daily Soapbox contributor Andrew Gunther is program director at Animal Welfare Approved, a nonprofit program that audits, certifies, supports and promotes family farmers raising their animals under the highest welfare standards, outdoors on pastures or ranges. The AWA standards have been rated "most stringent" by the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

 

The wide use of antibiotics for food animal production is increasing resistance of dangerous bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. Credit: iStock / Youst

I seldom feel sorry for the leaders of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, where multimillion dollar compensation packages, corporate jets and unending expense accounts

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"Natural" meat label does not cover how animals raised. Credit: Courtesy HUHA

A report by Consumer Reports is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to kill off one

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A plan for phasing out antibiotics in animal feed could hurt sustainable farms. Credit: istockphoto.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent deal with the farm antibiotic industry to voluntarily phase out the use of antibiotics as animal growth

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Cattle grazing. Credit: Stephen Ausmus / USDA

Forgive me if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent announcement to control antibiotic use in food animals didn't have me reaching for the

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Andrew Gunter and Animal Welfare food label. Courtesy of Animal Welfare Approved

Pick up a pack of beef or a carton of eggs in any supermarket and the chances are the label will proudly display a

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