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  • U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms

    (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY),...
  • Chicago chefs urge Congress to pass antibiotics bill

    Chicago chefs urge Congress to pass antibiotics bill
    On Tuesday morning, a group of prominent Chicago chefs will gather at City Hall in support of a council resolution calling for the passage of House Bill 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2013. What that legislation would...
  • The 'Get Obama' show goes on [Commentary]

    The 'Get Obama' show goes on [Commentary]
    It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee. Members were considering House Speaker John...
  • The Get Obama show goes on

    WASHINGTON -- It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee. It was considering House Speaker...
  • Lawmakers urge that Chinese poultry be blocked from school lunches

    Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record. In a letter, the 12...
  • Kansas City's Jane Chu is Obama's pick to chair the NEA

     Kansas City's Jane Chu is Obama's pick to chair the NEA
    Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.,...
  • Bipartisan group seeks to bar Chinese chicken from nutrition programs

    Bipartisan group seeks to bar Chinese chicken from nutrition programs
    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to bar Chinese poultry from federal school lunch and other nutrition programs because of China's poor record on food safety. On Wednesday, 12 Democratic representatives and two Republicans called for...
  • FDA to phase out non-medical antibiotic use by farms

     FDA to phase out non-medical antibiotic use by farms
    In a major shift of national food policy, the Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance to the crucial drugs. The plan, announced Wednesday, would...
  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain

    Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain
    While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
  • Supreme Court fiddles while ethics questions burn

    Supreme Court fiddles while ethics questions burn
    Currently, all federal judges are required to obey a Code of Conduct for United States Judges. There's just one exception: the Supremes. For Supreme Court justices, following the code of conduct is voluntary. Or, as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put...