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Title: Reducing and Phasing Out the Use of Antibiotics and Hormone Growth Promoters in Canadian Agriculture

Author: Susan Holtz

Date: April 2009

Description: This report discusses implementing the recommendation CIELAP made in its 2006 report There is No AWAY - to phase out the use of antibiotics and of hormones as animal growth promoters and review the use of preventive antibiotics in animal feed for eventual phase out - in light of both the European experiences and other factors specific to Canada’s situation. It makes a number of recommendations concerning an appropriate approach for moving forward. CIELAP has also prepared "Restricting Antibiotics and Hormone Growth Promoters in the European Union: Swedish and Danish Experience" as a background research piece, which is included as the report's appendix.

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