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Center for Biological Diversity Reports on Trump Approval of Antibiotics as Citrus Pesticide in Florida and California

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1/2/19: On December 27, the Center for Biological Diversity issued a press release addressing the Trump administration’s decision to permit the expansion of streptomycin (an antibiotic regularly used on humans) spraying on all US citrus crops. The largest amounts of streptomycin will be deployed in Florida and California.

“Trump’s EPA is taking us in a dangerous new direction,” said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Researchers have been telling us for decades to curb the use of antibiotics in agriculture or risk losing them forever. The Trump administration has chosen to ignore the science and blindly sprint down a path that could dead-end at bacterial resistance.”

Read the full press release here.