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KFC to curb antibiotic use in the chickens it buys

LOS ANGELES: Yum Brands US KFC chain plans to curb the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, making it the last of the big three chicken restaurants to join the fight against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs. KFC, the second-biggest US chicken chain by sales after privately held Chick-fil-A, is giving its US poultry suppliers until the end of 2018 to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine. Some 70 percent of antibiotics vital for fighting infections in humans are sold…

Twitter steps up effort to curb harassment

Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative to crack down on "abusive accounts," in the latest attempt by the social network to curb online harassment. The effort comes with Twitter and other social platforms struggling to keep up with online abuse, especially from anonymous accounts. "We're taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts," said a statement from Twitter engineering vice president Ed Ho. Read More: Orlando nightclub victims’ families…

WHO urges curbs on online food marketing to children

COPENHAGEN: Governments across the world must do more to protect their children from sophisticated online methods currently being used to market unhealthy foods to them, said the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe in a report on Friday. By using digital analytics and geo location data, companies were defining their audience with great precision, enabling them to target the most vulnerable groups of children, the UN agency warned in the report, urging governments to set a minimum legal age of 16 for advertising foods…