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After Intense Pressure, Feds Ban 97 Percent of Arsenic Products in Animal Feed
Center for Biological Diversity
After intense public pressure, the Food and Drug Administration has announced (see PDF) it is withdrawing approval of 97 percent of the arsenic compounds used in animal feed. The FDA decision comes in response to a 2009 scientific petition and a lawsuit filed earlier this year by a coalition of food-safety, agriculture, public-health and environmental groups. Arsenic in animal feed ends up in chicken and other meats, posing a danger to people and contaminating the environment and water supplies.

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