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The European Union banned the use of antibiotics to boost animals' growth in 2006. At first, the ban had little effect on the amount of drugs given to pigs. Carsten Rehder/Corbis hide caption

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Piglets in a pen on a hog farm in Frankenstein, Mo. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Antibiotic Use On The Farm: Are We Flying Blind?

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Craig Rowles tends to his pigs in a barn near Carroll, Iowa. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

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Organic apples hang from trees in an orchard in Forest Range, Adelaide Hills, South Australia. donkeycart/via Flickr hide caption

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