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McDonald’s said today that it would begin sourcing its chicken from suppliers that do not pump antibiotics into their birds.

“Because the fast-food chain is one of the largest buyers of chicken in the United States, the move is likely to have a major impact on the way poultry is raised,” reports the New York Times.

The company said the antibiotic-free chicken will be phased in over two years.

(READ the story in the New York Times)

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