Pigs take a mud bath at the De Jofrahoeve pig farm in Esch, Netherlands. Dutch farmers treat their animals with almost three times the antibiotics that their Danish neighbors use.
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March 23, 2012 Yesterday, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to proceed with a 1977 plan to outlaw the use of certain antibiotics as growth promotion drugs for livestock. American farmers are unsure about how this could impact their industry, but there's a real-world example that provides some answers: Europe, and specifically Denmark.
Revelers clink their beer mugs inside a beer tent on the last day of Oktoberfest in Munich. The festival drew some 6.9 million visitors this year.
October 4, 2011 Visitors to this year's Oktoberfest in Munich drank a record 7.5 million liters of beer, or around 1.98 million U.S. gallons. But there were fewer fights — and only one set of dentures was turned in.
September 27, 2011 For today's show, we collected four Planet Money radio stories that never made it to the podcast.
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September 27, 2011 Stocks have been on the rise in Europe in advance of what's hoped to be a new agreement on resolving the zone's debt woes.
September 23, 2011 "We need Greece, we need Spain, we need Italy," a cab driver told us. "It's the ending of war and it's the beginning of a new future. It's the dream for European peoples."
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Passengers wait for flights in the check-in area of London's Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport on Dec. 20, 2010.
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December 20, 2010 Some "travelers" (a word that doesn't quite apply) are about to spend a third night camped out in London's Heathrow airport because brutal winter weather across much of Europe continues to disrupt air travel.
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Romanian Antheneum, Bucharest, Romania, 2007
August 10, 2010 Anton Gutman dreamed of being a singer. And while he never made it to worldwide opera houses, his grandson, a photographer, did.
July 10, 2008 Italy ordered the fingerprinting of every Roma Gypsy in the country, Swiss voters will soon decide whether or not to ban the construction of Muslim minarets, the European Union promises to expel every illegal immigrant by 2012... is xenophobia cre...
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April 2, 2008 Rick Steves guest blogs for TOTN!
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