EU Parliment Restricts Antibiotics for Farm use

November 11, 2011

Antibiotic resistant superbugs are becoming far too common, and unless we stop drugging farm animals, this epidemic is going to keep exploding,

The EU parliament is aware of the problem, and they have now voted to severely restrict the use of all antibiotics in livestock.

The growing ineffectiveness of antibiotics is already a serious problem today and a potential health time bomb for the future. We need a clear EU and international strategy to prevent misuse in agriculture and medicine, as well as to encourage the development of new antibiotics.” said Parliament’s Public Health Committee chair Jo Leinen (S&D, DE)".

It seems we have hit our tipping point, and there is a growing awareness that much of what is passed of as food is actually quite toxic. Ideally, this trend will continue, and we can keep moving toward a more sustainable and healthy future.

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Marc Cottrell's picture

About time!