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Antibiotics: The food animal-human connection

Recent Coverage

Grist Magazine: Will the U.S. hog industry ever kick its reliance on low-dose antibiotics? (April 2011)
Ralph Loglisci, Project Director, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Wired Magazine: Superbug
Ag antibiotic use: Risky - but also sloppy and wasteful, Maryn McKenna

Scientific American: Our Big Pig Problem (April 2011)

The Economist: The spread of superbugs (March 2011)

Center for a Livable Future: New FDA Numbers Reveal Food Animals Consume Lion's Share of Antibiotics

Grist Magazine: FDA releases report on antibiotic use (Dec 2010)

CBS News
Guidelines Issued For Antibiotic Use in Animals (July 2010)
Animal antibiotics a threat? (Feb 2010)
Antibiotic-free animals (Feb 2010)

New York Times Magazine: Our Decrepit Food Factories (Dec 2007) by Michael Pollan


Antimicrobial drugs for use in food-producing animals
Chart created by Dr. David Love, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins University

PAMTA: The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Ellen Silbergeld

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Agriculture & Public Health Gateway Industrial Animal Production >> Antimicrobial Resistance

Union of Concerned Scientists
Margaret Mellon, Senior Scientist & Director, Food & Environment Program
Prescription for Trouble: Using Antibiotics to Fatten Livestock
Hogging it: Estimates of Antimicrobial Abuse in Livestock

Pew Human Health and Industrial Farming

American Academy of Microbiology
Antibiotic Resistance: An Ecological Perspective on an Old Problem, September 2009