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Pharming animals: a global history of antibiotics in food production (1935-2017)

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Since their advent during the 1930s, antibiotics have not only had a dramatic impact on human medicine, but also on food production. On farms, whaling and fishing fleets as well as in processing plants and aquaculture operations, antibiotics were used to treat and prevent disease, increase feed conversion, and preserve food. Their rapid diffusion into nearly all areas of food production and processing was initially viewed as a story of progress on both sides of the Iron Curtain. However, from...

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10.1057/s41599-018-0152-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Journal:
Palgrave Communications Journal website
Volume:
4
Article number:
96
Publication date:
2018-08-07
Acceptance date:
2018-07-10
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2055-1045
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867329
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pubs:867329
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uuid:bf4545ac-f2bc-4bd5-a79e-b7e72a190b9b
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2018-07-10

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