WASHINGTON — U.S. meat, poultry and dairy producers used almost 29 million pounds of antibiotics on domestic farm animals in 2009, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's first summary report on the issue, released this month. The report marks a significant increase in antibiotic use since the beginning of the decade. In 2000, the Animal Health Institute, a trade group representing veterinary drug suppliers, estimated total domestic use at 17.8 million pounds. Food activism ...

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