This bibliography lists the latest published scientific and economic literature concerning the contribution of routine antibiotic use in food animals to the growing public health crisis of human antibiotic resistance. Research on how antibiotic use in food animal production contributes to the growing health crisis of antibiotic resistance dates back more than 30 years.More info
The American Medical Association, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Health Care Without Harm
Of all the antibiotics consumed each year in the U.S. only an estimated 15 percent are used for human therapy. The bulk of the remaining antibiotics, an estimated 70 percent, are routinely given to poultry, beef cattle, and swine in their feed, not to treat diagnosed disease, but to promote faster growth and for routine disease prevention.
In 2003, the U.S. Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science stated that decreasing "antimicrobial use in human medicine alone will have little effect on the current [antibiotic-resistant] situation" and that "substantial efforts must be made to decrease inappropriate overuse [of antibiotics] in animals and agriculture."
This webinar will highlight the human health implications of agricultural overuse of antibiotics and provide health promoting policy and practice examples for the medical community. This second in a four part series will be moderated by Preston Marring, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, and feature David Wallinga, M.D., MPH., Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Diane Imrie, R.D., MBA., Fletcher Allen Health Care, Robert Martin, Senior Officer at the Pew Environment Group.
To register please visit the Health Care Without Harm website.
Health Care Without Harm's first webinar, Healthy Food in Healthcare: The Role for Healthcare in Food and Agriculture Policy, took place on September 9, 2010. If you were unable to attend or would like to view the webinar again, you can view it online at http://www.noharm.org/us_canada/events/webinars/food2010-09-09.php. From this page, you can also download the individual presentations generously provided by the speakers.
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- Oct 7, 2010
- Joshua Wenderoff
- Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
- Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Pew Charitable Trusts today applauded Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Susan Collins (R-ME), for introducing the Antimicrobial Data Collection Act, which would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, to report more information on the annual sales of antibiotics used among industrial farm animals. The bipartisan bill would also give the agency a deadline to finalize policies proposed last year to eliminate the use of antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in meat production.More info
"As a nation, we need to exercise greater care with our use of antibiotics, in both humans and animals, so that these medications remain effective in treating serious bacterial infections."More info