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When you see the claim “Raised Without Antibiotics” on a package of beef, you expect just that—the cattle weren’t given antibiotics. But a study out Thursday in the journal Science suggests that may not always be the case. The USDA doesn’t do its own inspections that the animals were, in fact, not given antibiotics, says James E…. View ArticleRead Article
Laura Reiley of The Washington Post explores the findings of a new study in Science magazine. While naturally raised meat commands a huge financial premium, “consumers may not be getting what they pay for”. These findings call into question the trustworthiness of the USDA-approved labeling program. (Kevin) Lo of FoodID said that the study is… View ArticleRead Article
Kevin Lo, Food In-Depth CEO together with Lance Price and Laura Rogers of George Washington University author a study in Science. They find that a substantial portion of cattle destined for the ‘Raised without Antibiotics’ market have been treated with antibiotics. These findings suggest that today’s ‘Raised without Antibiotics’ (RWA) labels lack integrity. “Growing demand for RWA meats… View ArticleRead Article
Chris Dall of CIDRAP News explores how a new study in Science magazine raises troubling questions about how much consumers can trust meat labels that claim animals have been raised without the use of antibiotics. Under the current system, (Gail) Hansen says, there are not a lot of incentives to play by the rules. Farmer… View ArticleRead Article
Greg Henderson reviews the implications of a new study published in Science Magazine that found that a substantial portion of beef advertised as ‘raised without antibiotics” may, in fact, contain antibiotics. “The USDA, retailers and restaurants have the tools to ensure the integrity of these important labels,” co-author Kevin Lo, CEO of Food In-Depth, said… View ArticleRead Article
George Washington University announces new study in Science Magazine that suggests that some cattle processed for the ‘Raised without Antibiotics’ market have been treated with antibiotics. ‘”Raised without Antibiotics’ production is a market-based solution to a serious public health issue, but the system only works if labels are verified. The authors recommend that the USDA… View ArticleRead Article
Lisa Held of Civil Eats explores how a simple test for antibiotics can “bring much-needed sunshine to the (meat) industry”. Bill Niman, natural meat pioneer and Food In-Depth co-founder, highlights testing as a bold opportunity to transform the food system. “As long as companies are making ‘raised without antibiotics’ commitments . . . it’s really… View ArticleRead Article
Food In-Depth CEO Kevin Lo talks about how testing meat products is more important than ever.Read Article
Modern Farmer explores what those “No Antibiotics Ever” labels mean on the food you eat. While the label seems straightforward, the overreliance on antibiotics in meat production means the answer is more nuanced.Read Article
Kevin Lo, CEO of FoodID, talks truth in labeling in The Hill. He discusses the Biden administration directives to crack down on the mislabeling of the origin of where meat is produced.Read Article
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