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Food Sleuth Radio: Margaret Carrel Interview


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Antibiotics are given to animals living in concentrated feeding operations for two reasons: disease prevention and growth promotion/feed efficiency. However, short term gains come at a price to society in the form of antibiotic resistant infections. See the cost estimates here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3463640/ Join Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Margaret Carrel, Ph. D., medical geographer and Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. Carrel describes her research which shows that close residential proximity to confined swine feeding operations tripled the risk for infection with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).7:30 pm Thursday October 2 and Friday October 3 at 8:30 am.

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