Antibiotic resistance revisited in recent media reports
The study confirmed WHO findings and revealed “diverse and abundant antibiotic resistance genes in nonclinical environments…that…are not randomly distributed among different environments.”
In an effort to curb consumer sentiment that antibiotic use in animal agriculture is contributing to antibiotic resistance, the American Meat Institute (AMI) addressed the results of a March 2014 Harris Poll consumer survey on the same subject.
According to the AMI survey, 39% of respondents think antibiotics are present in meat and poultry and 18% think antibiotics in livestock production is the No. 1 contributing factor to antibiotic resistance in humans.
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Posted on May 27, 2014