Antibiotics

2019 Legislative Priorities

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Maryland PIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.

"Don't wait for Pig Zero," declared the poster, featuring a pig peeking through a giant blue zero, that appeared at last year's swine industry trade show.

 

The fast food chain Wendy's has a role to play in preventing a future in which antibiotics no longer work to protect our health.

News Release | Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working | Public Health, Antibiotics

Maryland Legislature Passes New Bill to Keep Antibiotics Effective

Public health advocates are applauding the State Senate and House of Delegates for passing bills (SB471/HB652) to ensure that Maryland is restricting antibiotic use on farm animals that are not sick and collecting important data regarding antibiotic use on farms.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Antibiotics

Consumer campaign calls on Wendy’s to “hold the antibiotics” from its beef supply chain

Consumer and public health advocacy organization U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling on Wendy’s to stop serving beef raised with the routine use of antibiotics. The U.S. PIRG Education Fund and its partner groups are calling on the third-largest burger chain in the United States to follow the lead of its rival, McDonald’s, which recently announced a detailed antibiotics policy for its beef supply chain. 

Testimony: Fight Flame Retardants

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Our testimony on HB1264/SB902 to ban toxic flame retardants in furniture, mattresses, and some consumer products.

Testimony: Update the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Out testimony for The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2019 to ensure that MDA enforces the law as intended by codifying definitions, requiring notification of effected farms, and requiring reporting on the use of medically important antibiotics on farms.

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