Environmental standards do not feature in international regulations governing drug production.
The transition to responsible antibiotics use in the chicken industry has happened in the span of just four years, proving that where there is a will, there is a way.
We reach more than 5,000 deaths just with resistant E.coli alone. If we add in the other resistant bugs we get to almost 12,000 deaths.
Researchers went looking for one type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, only to find one that had no reason to be there.
Active ingredients used in antibiotics get into the local soil and water systems, leading to bacteria in the environment becoming resistant to the drugs.