Antibiotic misuse in animal production is a serious issue. In fall 2013, the Centers for Disease Control described most antibiotic use on industrial farms as “unnecessary and inappropriate,” linking sub-therapeutic antibiotic use in meat production to human deaths because of antibiotic resistance.
As a chef, you have the power to change this. Your buying decisions help shape the way that food is produced, and encourage your customers to do the same. Your voice is also one that policy makers increasingly listen to.
It’s time to stop using antibiotics to boost meat production! We are working with The Pew Charitable Trusts to take action on this issue in 2014.
Here are 3 easy things you can do right now:
- Learn about antibiotics misuse in animal production by reading this fact sheet (see below for more recommended reading).
- Learn about the history of antibiotics here in the US by listening to our podcast with Tom Philpott of Mother Jones and Laura Rogers of Pew Charitable Trusts. Coming soon for members only! Click here to become a member, and get access.
- Tell us you want to get involved! There will be opportunities to attend more webinars with national experts, and even lobby Congress. Let us know you want in, and we’ll stay in touch.
Antibiotics Recommended Reading