Food & farming

Tell McDonald’s: It’s time to follow through on your antibiotics commitment

Cows grazing in field
William Edge |

McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski:


Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” kill at least 35,000 Americans every year — and one of the primary ways these dangerous bacteria develop is through the overuse of our medically important antibiotics in animal agriculture.


Three years ago, your company committed to help stop the dangerous overuse of antibiotics in food agriculture by setting clear targets on reducing the use of these lifesaving medicines in your beef supply chain.


Now, the clock is ticking. I urge you to follow through on your commitment and begin phasing out medically important antibiotics from your operations.