I’m lecturing to students taking Berkeley’s Edible Eduction course. Details about the course are here. It can be watched livestream: details here. In person, it’s at the Anderson Auditorium at the Haas School of Business. I’ll be speaking on current food politics and also about Slow Cooked.
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.