Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: How Factory Farming is Driving Another Global Health Crisis

Posted on 10/02/2020 by Cameron Harsh
in the Animals in farming blog

Antibiotics are used routinely to prop up low welfare practices on factory farms and their overuse contributes to the rapid rise and spread of bacteria that are resistant to medicines used to fight infections. Resistant bacteria—called “superbugs”—are carried off farms via water, air, workers, insects, wildlife, and meat, reaching humans and causing life-threatening illness.