This is a Fireside Chat at Expo East’s Sustainability Summit with Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg at 2:55 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Information about Expo East, the Natural Products Trade Show, is here.
Maybe a hint of good news about animal antibiotics?
Is this good news or not. Use is down from 2015-2016, but up from 2017. As Wired puts it, “Antibiotic Use in US Farm Animals Was Falling. Now It’s Not.”
According to the Natural Resource Defense Council, use of antibiotics as growth promoters in food animals is still a big problem, with lots more going for use in animals than in humans.
Or, to be a bit more precise:
The Pew Foundation thinks much more needs to be done to limit use of antibiotics in food animals.
FDA: get on this please.