California approves strictest animal antibiotic use law in U.S.

California recently became the first state to limit the routine use of the drugs in animal agriculture by passing a bill that bans the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their use to prevent illness or promote growth.

Calling the overuse of antibiotics “an urgent public health problem,” Gov. Jerry Brown said the bill […]

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Researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement –Kansas State University Wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough […]