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Records show powerful antibiotic for cattle often misused by farmers

Ceftiofur accounted for one-fourth of USDA drug-residue violation reports in 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers. But the strength of the ceftiofur and the frequency with which it’s being misused has created a threat to human health that may overshadow the drug’s effectiveness, a Reuters examination shows. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned in 2012 […] Read more

China Inc.’s Smithfield bid expected to pass Washington test

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters / Washington may still be digesting news of China Inc.’s latest bold move into America with the nearly $5-billion takeover of Smithfield Foods Inc., but early indications are the deal will not inflame enough nationalistic opposition to kill it, and success could pave the way for more Chinese purchases. Shuanghui International Holdings’ agreement to […] Read more

Viterra enters ‘exclusive’ sale talks

Commodities giant Glencore, partnered with Winnipeg’s Richardson International and Calgary’s Agrium, is close to a deal to buy Viterra, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Viterra and Swiss-based commodities trader Glencore are still in talks on price, but a deal could be reached within the next 24 hours at a price above $16 […] Read more