Public Health Reports on Antibiotics in Food Animals

This is another of those good news, bad news stories.

The good news is that the journal Public Health Reports has published a review article  acknowledging (not in so few words) that agriculture is one of the major drivers of the antibiotic resistance crisis that is unfolding.

That’s good news because Public Health Reports is both the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and is published by the Association of Schools of Public Health. So, it wields some credibility from two angles, government and academia. It’s also a welcome development because in the public health community there is often much more attention paid to overuse of antibiotics in the health care field as a driver of increased antibiotic resistance. Read More >