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Sanderson Farms shareholder proposal on antibiotics fails

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Sanderson Farms Inc shareholder proposal requesting the third-largest U.S. poultry producer phase out the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention failed to pass on Thursday, the company said. Sanderson is the only large U.S. chicken producer that has not made a commitment to limit its use of those drugs, as public health experts raise the alarm about the link between farm use of antibiotics and the rise of human infections from drug-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs.” While the non-binding proposal did not receive enough votes to pass, investor support hit 30 percent, according to supporters of the resolution, which was submitted by activist group As You Sow on behalf of the Gun Denhart Living Trust and other investors. Read More..

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February 9th, 2017 Posted in Drug
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