Antibiotics

Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

Widespread overuse of antibiotics is putting our health at risk. 

Chain Reaction V

A report by Consumer Reports, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, Center for Food Safety, Food Animal Concerns Trust, and U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Matthew Wellington U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Emily Rusch CALPIRG Education Fund

U.S. lawmakers have sent a blunt message to the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Spraying antibiotics on citrus will "escalate [the] antibiotic resistance crisis."

You might know Taco Bell for silly ads asking you to "think outside the bun." But the company is getting serious about at least one thing: reducing the overuse of antibiotics.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Antibiotics

Taco Bell commits to reducing antibiotic use in its beef supply

Taco Bell, which serves more than 2 billion customers each year, has committed to reduce the use of medically-important antibiotics by 25 percent in its beef supply chain in the United States and Canada by 2025. The overuse of antibiotics in meat production threatens public health by contributing to the rise and spread of drug-resistant bacteria, often referred to as “superbugs.” 

"Don't wait for Pig Zero," declared the poster, featuring a pig peeking through a giant blue zero, that appeared at last year's swine industry trade show.

 

The fast food chain Wendy's has a role to play in preventing a future in which antibiotics no longer work to protect our health.

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