Broadcasting antibiotics


Potatoes, lettuce and corn absorbed antibiotics from pig manure used as fertilizer in experiment, a USDA-funded study first reported in 2006. Effects of consuming raw or cooked plants containing antibiotics are largely unknown, but concerns include antibiotic resistance and allergic reactions.

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Tags: antibiotics, corn, food crops, Holly Dolliver, Journal of Environmental Quality, lettuce, manure, organic, potatoes, Satish Gupta, Soil Science Society of America, Sulfamethazine, University of Minnesota, USDA

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