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Pew’s Gail Hansen on Perdue’s Antibiotic Reduction

Perdue Farms Inc. announced Sept. 3 that it would no longer use antibiotics in its hatcheries, the latest step in its 12-year-long effort to curb the overuse of antibiotics on its farms. The company reported that it had already stopped feeding the drugs to animals to make them grow faster, and it now uses them only to treat or control disease.

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