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ActivistPost – Researcher: Extensive Use Of Antibiotics In Agriculture Creating Public Health Crisis – 26 December 2013

https://lucas2012infos.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/a0c6d-chart.jpgCiting an overabundance in the use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries that poses a threat to public health, economics professor Aidan Hollis has proposed a solution in the form of user fees on the non-human use of antibiotics.

In a newly released paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Hollis and co-author Ziana Ahmed state that in the United States 80 per cent of the antibiotics in the country are consumed in agriculture and aquaculture for the purpose of increasing food production. Continue reading