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Harrington's Sort and Cull
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Fri Jan 3, 2014 12:46 PM CST

Like many public debates, the controversy over the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture often resembles a broken record. Again and again we hear the same old arguments. So on the rare occasion when someone says something new, as two Canadian economists did recently in the New England Journal of Medicine (http://tiny.cc/…), they merit a hearing.

In giving them that hearing, livestock producers should understand that the authors, Zaidan Hollis and Ziana Ahmed, believe antibiotic use for animals must be slashed. What's new in their argument is how they would accomplish the reduction. Rather than banning or regulating, ...

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