Tag: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

WHO Asks Farms to Stop Using Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

Since the therapeutic benefits of penicillin were first identified in the early 20th century, antibiotic treatments have quite literally revolutionized modern medicine. But despite their many benefits, there are public health risks associated with the unregulated use of antibiotics as well. These days, antibiotics aren’t just used to treat existing illnesses; they’re used to prevent… Read more »

Another Poultry Industry Giant Will Stop Using Antibiotics

Another Poultry Industry Giant Will Stop Using Antibiotics

In recent years, the medical community has raised concerns about the use of antibiotics in meat and poultry—and with good reason. Using antibiotics indiscriminately has worrisome public health risks, because when farms use antibiotics too often it can promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which cause serious illness. According to U.S. PIRG, a national public interest… Read more »