Global effort needed to fight antimicrobial resistance
14 July 2016
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Food production is a key cause of the global antibiotic resistance crisis, according to a growing body of scientific evidence.
Intensive farming practices, especially of pigs and poultry, have led to a greater reliance on antibiotics to control infectious disease and promote animal development and growth. At the same time, effluent contaminated with antimicrobial residues is working its way into waterways and soils.
With global meat consumption on the rise, particularly in China, India, Russia, South Africa and Brazil, antimicrobial consumption is expected to rise significantly by 2030.
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Rebecca Gallegos, Fiona McGill