Similar to the other major crisis of our era – climate change – the antibiotic crisis poses a fundamental threat to human wellbeing around the world.
Our current factory farming model is broken – environmentally, medically and morally.
"With Washington asleep at the wheel on this rising health threat, leadership in the marketplace is essential."
The FDA is planning to release data on pharmaceutical sales for animal antibiotics for 2017 this December, which will give more indication as to how well the new regulations are working.
This risks creating more superbugs.
Active ingredients used in antibiotics get into the local soil and water systems, leading to bacteria in the environment becoming resistant to the drugs.
Big food fighting FDA when it comes to food and animal safety.