Bob Martin, executive director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, appeared on both the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and ABC’s Nightline programs this week to discuss possible connections between Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and the flu outbreak.
Did you know according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, an estimated 70% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used on animals?
To promote growth?
A former research fellow, Jay Graham, MBA Ph.D., recently sat down to talk about the reality of antibiotic misuse on factory farms. This discussion is in part a follow-up to our March 5th release that found more evidence of another potential link between industrial food animal production and exposures to antibiotic resistant pathogens.
For additional resources and to read the studies he references, please visit our new Antibiotics Resource page.