A few farms use most of the antibiotics, and -- surprise! -- bee gut bacteria too share their resistance.
The Salt, at NPR, asks: Is The Tide Of Antibiotic Use On Farms Now Turning? and gives the lie to my standard view that the answer to any question in a headline is always "No! The Food And Drug Administration released its annual accounting of antibiotics sold in America for use in poultry, pigs and…
Further proof that antibiotic use on farms harms humans
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?