Monday, June 20, 2011

Chicken feed effects questioned, according to a 2004 report by John Vandiver.

John Vandiver / Daily Times (Maryland) 4 jan 04

ALISBURY -- Since the 1940s, the poultry industry has used certain arsenic-based ingredients as chicken feed additives, but some researchers have started to scrutinize the long-standing practice because of possible health and environmental risks.

Better late than never: Arsenic compound may be banned in USA after decades of licit use.

By Sergio U. Dani, Heidelberg, Germany.

People are sick, the environment is contaminated, companies face lawsuits. After almost 7 decades of licit use of 3-Nitro (Roxarsone) in animal feed all over the world, the FDA-Food and Drug Administration has finally found a reason to ban it in the United States of America. Roxarsone is an arsenic compound, and a number of arsenic compounds are known potent causes of cancer and a number of other human diseases. Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. which has been law-suited in alleged cases of cancer provoqued by Roxarsone will suspend U.S. sales of the animal drug. Read the FDA PRESS RELEASE here…