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Environmental, public health groups sue FDA over feed additive

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) – A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, seeking to set aside the agency’s approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of cattle and pigs. The groups, in two related lawsuits filed in federal court, claim that the FDA failed to adequately assess environmental and health issues related to ractopamine. Used for more than a decade in the U.S. …