NYT Columnist Nicolas Kristof wrote an article about the late Doctor Tom Anderson, and his crusade against livestock farms as a cause of MRSA. You can find the article at this link:
NYT Our Pigs, Our Food
Purdue and Indiana Pork were quick to respond and noted the lack of “real” data, and the very speculative nature of the article. Certainly, the intent was to leverage the recent and unexpected death of Doc Anderson with yet another attack on the livestock industry. Below is the link to the Purdue article which addressed the topic, the response from Indiana Pork, and local news articles.
Purdue Experts on Livestock and Antibiotic Resistance
WLFI TV 18 Article March 16 NYT Article Upsets Local Farmers
WLFI TV 18 Article March 17 US Bill Aims to End Antibiotic Misuse
Lafayette Journal and Courier Article March 18 Push to Limit Antibiotics for Livestock
Randy Curless, Indiana Pork President letter to NY Times Response to Kristof
March 17, 2009 | Issues | No Comments »
Clinton County will be hosting a Private Applicator Recertification Program on Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Extension Office on 1111S Jackson Street in Frankfort. For more information, you can review the Clinton County notice, below.
If you would like to check your current certification status, click here: Purdue PARP Info
Clinton County PARP Letter
March 16, 2009 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »