To the dismay of consumer and sustainable agriculture advocates, the Food and Drug Administration rejected two petitions to ban certain antibiotics from being used in food animal production.
In its response to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the FDA cited the withdrawal of diethylstilbestrol DES in 1979, which took a full seven years to complete, and the withdrawal of enrofloxacin in poultry, which took almost five years and cost FDA approximately $3.3 million. Read more : ” FDA Denies Petition to Ban Certain Antibiotics “.
Non-profit consumer org providing health information for DES-exposed individuals
The mission of DES Action USA is to identify, educate, provide support to, and advocate for DES-exposed individuals as well as educate health care professionals.
DES Action USA is the only national, non-profit organization for those who were exposed to DES. They provide education, and advocate for continued research into the health concerns of DES Mothers, DES Daughters, DES Sons and now DES Grandchildren. They have about 2,000 members and hope you consider joining to support their work. Those of us in the DES community must take care of ourselves because no one else will do it for us!
An estimated 5-10 million Americans were exposed to the “anti-miscarriage” drug diethylstilbestrol (DES). It has tragically caused cancers, infertility and other health problems.
Congress takes a key first step to reform our toxic chemicals law for the first time in almost 40 years
History was made last July as the Safe Chemicals Act was voted on for the first time in 36 years, and it passed in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. This Act should give the Environmental Protection Agency the tools it needs to keep dangerous chemicals out of our products.
Currently, dairy cattle are injected with rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) which is banned in Europe and Canada but not in America
Did you know? In the 1950s the majority of dairy cattle were injected with diethylstilbestrol (DES). Currently, dairy cattle are injected with rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) which is banned in Europe and Canada but not in America.
Read : Milk: It Does No-Body Good, it’s pretty bad, in fact, patch, June 17, 2012.
Join the team at DES Info in reminding the White House and President Obama that the DES Tragedy needs to be addressed and we are still awaiting an apology!
As long as governments don’t take responsibility and publicly acknowledge this tragedy not much will be done to provide proper care and fund research for the DES community…
It’s important to keep the pressure on and fight this battle on all levels.