The Imperial Food Products fire wasn’t really an accident; circumstances conspired to make it extremely likely If it hadn’t happened in Hamlet, it would have happened somewhere else.
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?