Emma Wall http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1218/all en A Natural Alternative to Farming Without Antibiotics http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/organic_natural/a_natural_alternative_to_farming_without_antibiotics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nature’s Answer to Antibiotics </div> </div> </div> <p>Steve Reid of Fat Toad Goat Farm in Brookfield, Vermont, uses essential oils—plant-based extracts—on his goats. It may sound wacky, but Reid is at the forefront of new research that's helping satisfy the growing demand for meat, poultry and milk from animals raised without antibiotics. Many essential oils present in cinnamon, cloves, garlic and other plants have antibacterial properties. Emerging research shows that adding essential oils to the feed of cows, chickens and goats can be as effective as antibiotics in increasing production of milk or meat and minimizing disease.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emma Wall </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out how farmers are using essential oils instead of antibiotics on livestock. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/22459_Wall_310.jpg?1332354831" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2012 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More from EatingWell: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/8_of_the_worlds_healthiest_spices">8 of the World&#039;s Healthiest Spices</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/should_you_be_worried_about_antibiotics_when_you_ea">Should You Be Worried About Antibiotics When You Eat Meat?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/dirty_dozen_plus_14_foods_you_should_buy_organic">The Dirty Dozen Plus: 14 Foods You Should Buy Organic</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/organic_natural/a_natural_alternative_to_farming_without_antibiotics#comments Emma Wall March/April 2012 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:34:59 +0000 Penelope Wall 76636 at http://www.eatingwell.com