How states can protect life-saving antibiotics
2:00 - 3:00pm EDT
The majority of the medically important antibiotics sold in the U.S. go to produce meat, and they’re often used to compensate for industrial farming conditions, not to treat sick animals. That overuse breeds drug-resistant bacteria, otherwise known as “superbugs”, that can sicken people with dangerous, sometimes life-threatening infections. Learn about state actions to stop antibiotic overuse in meat production so we can keep our life-saving medicines effective.
- Raya Carr, Mint Creek Farm, Events & Project Coordinator and Shepherdess
- Madeleine Kleven, Food Animal Concerns Trust, Safe and Healthy Food Program Associate
- Dr. Sameer Patel, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Director
- Matthew Wellington, U.S. PIRG, Public Health Campaigns Director