Feb 7 Tue 6-8pm New York Academy of Medicine Panel on Antibiotic Resistance in Agriculture and Health Care

The penalty of using leftover WWII chemicals rather than Nature to protect crops from the smallest eaters

Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Agriculture and Health Care
FEB 7 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Antibiotics are an essential part of the health care we receive, yet 80% of those sold in the United States—the same medicines used to treat human infections—are used in industrial animal agriculture as a stopgap against crowded, unsanitary conditions and to promote growth. This panel explores how the overuse and misuse of antibiotics is breeding antibiotic resistant bacterial strains and how people are responding.

Get Smart About Antibiotic Stewardship in Agriculture and Health Care

Antibiotics are an essential part of the health care we receive, yet 80% of those sold in the United States—the same medicines used to treat human infections—are used in industrial animal agriculture as a stopgap against crowded, unsanitary conditions and to promote growth. This panel explores how the overuse and misuse of antibiotics is breeding antibiotic resistant bacterial strains and how people are responding.

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