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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Viewing evidence of harm accompanying uses of glyphosate-based herbicides under US legal requirements Published: 01 January 2019
Science of The Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.156
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Divergent Approaches Regulating Beta Agonists and Cloning of Animals for Food: USA and European Union Published: 25 September 2018
Society & Animals, doi: 10.1163/15685306-12341567
Article 3 Reads 2 Citations Reducing damages from sulfoxaflor use through mitigation measures to increase the protection of pollinator species Published: 01 June 2018
Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.03.016
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Recent government regulations in the United States seek to ensure the effectiveness of antibiotics by limiting their agr... Published: 01 September 2016
Environment International, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.04.018
The development of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is viewed as a medical health threat. Because thousands of people die every year due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, efforts are underway to reduce antibiotic usage which in turn will reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In the United States, the use of antibiotics in the production of food animals to enhance animal growth has been identified as contributing to resistance. In 2015, a veterinary feed directive was adopted by the U.S. federal government prohibiting nontherapeutic uses of antibiotics in food animals that should reduce usage. The continued usage of antibiotics by producers for preventing disease may mean the directive is insufficient to reduce nontherapeutic antibiotic administration. This may lead some consumers to seek meat products from animals raised without antibiotics. A governmentally-sponsored labeling program could encourage reduction in antibiotic usage.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Efforts to slacken antibiotic resistance: Labeling meat products from animals raised without antibiotics in the United S... Published: 01 September 2016
Science of The Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.082
As bacteria and diseases spread due to climatic change, greater amounts of antibiotics will be used thereby exacerbating the problem of antibiotic resistance. To help slacken the development of resistant bacteria, the medical community is attempting to reduce unnecessary and excessive usage of antibiotics. One of the targets is the use of antibiotics for enhancing animal growth and promoting feed efficiency in the production of food animals. While governments can adopt regulations prohibiting nontherapeutic uses of antibiotics in food animals and strategies to reduce antibiotic usage, another idea is to publicize when antibiotics are used in food animal production by allowing labeled meat products. This paper builds upon existing labeling and marketing efforts in the United States to show how a government can develop a verified antibiotic-free labeling program that would allow consumers to purchase meat products from animals that had never received antibiotics.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Reducing pollution at five critical points of shale gas production: Strategies and institutional responses Published: 01 July 2016
Energy Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.045
Highlights•Shale gas development involves releases of unnecessary pollutants.•Major sources of unnecessary pollutants can be identified.•For major pollutant sources, strategies can be developed to reduce releases of contaminants.•Alternative strategies can offer firms and governments ways to reduce pollutant releases. AbstractWhile the public and governments debate the advisability of engaging in shale gas production, the United States has proceeded to develop its resources with an accompanying remarkable increase in natural gas production. The development of shale gas has not been without problems, and some countries have decided that shale gas production should not proceed until more is known about the accompanying health issues and environmental damages. From experiences in the United States, careful consideration of five critical points relating to shale gas production can form the basis for developing strategies for reducing discharges of pollutants: (1) casing and cementing, (2) handling wastewater, (3) venting and flaring, (4) equipment with air emissions, and (5) seismic events. For each strategy, institutional responses to markedly reduce the risks of harm to people and the environment are identified. These responses offer state and local governments ideas for enabling shale gas resources to be developed without sacrificing public health and environmental quality.