We recently had pleasure to join others interested in improving our food system at a forum held at Uncommon Ground in Chicago. Speakers included Representative Jan Shakowsky, Helen Cameron, owner of Uncommon Ground, and Claire Benjamin of Food Policy Action.
The topic was the overuse of antibiotics in industrial animal farming. Did you know that 80% of all antibiotics administered are given to animals on factory farms? This overuse is causing the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria that do not respond to treatment for both common and rare infections. Care to learn more? Here's some links on the topic:
Antibiotic Resistance - from the Pew Trust