NEWS ARCHIVE

Antimicrobial Drugs in Food

Ener-G Foods, Inc. (spring 2013)

04/16/13

Consider contacting Congress and the FDA to request a sharp reduction in the use of antibiotics and antifungals in the production of food. Such use is resulting in resistant bacteria and resistant fungi.

% of all antimicrobial drugs sold nationally are used in animal agriculture.
Scientists: overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture endangers humans,
The Antibiotic Alarm and
Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock.

Similarly, overuse of antifungals in agriculture is implicated in the development of resistant fungi.

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