Apples picked to perfume a room. Undocumented apples and apples with false papers. Foundlings that could give a supermarket apple a run for its money. Others that don’t taste too good but are catnip to blackbirds. A heritage orchard in County Clare, Ireland.
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Playing fast and loose with data is a sure sign that people know they’re wrong. Defenders of antibiotics in agriculture are no exception.
Antibiotic resistance is one consequence of feeding animals large amounts of antibiotics — about three times the amount given to people in the US. Why is it so hard to regulate the use of antibiotics in agriculture, and how else might we tackle the problem?