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White House Announces New Federal Purchasing Policy for Meat


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White House Announces New Federal Purchasing Policy for Meat

WASHINGTON - At the White House’s Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship, the Administration today released a new memorandum directing federal agencies to create a preference for meat and poultry produced according to responsible antibiotic-use.

Mae Wu, health attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), issued the following statement:

“For the first time, the federal government is flexing its considerable purchasing power muscle to help build the market for meat and poultry produced with the so-called ‘responsible’ use of antibiotics.

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