L.A., New York, Chicago Schools Say 'No' To Chicken Raised With Antibiotics

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This week, school districts in Los Angles, New York, Chicago and several other big cities announced they would ban the purchase of chickens that have been raised on antibiotics to use in school lunches. The districts are part of the Urban School Alliance, which feeds about 3 million students every day.

NPR’s food and agriculture correspondent Dan Charles talks to Here & Now's Robin Young about why these big school districts would ban poultry raised with antibiotics, whether suppliers will be able to comply with the changes, and why we use antibiotics in chickens in the first place.


This segment aired on December 11, 2014.


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