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Antibiotics in farming – a pharmaceutical crutch that threatens our health

Peter Melchett: There are several things that many of us fear will be in a long list our grandchildren draw up of ‘how could you possibly have let that happen’? Cooking the planet with fossil fuels and presiding over a massive extinction of our fellow creatures will, I am sure, be there. So will be our squandering an incredible class of life-saving medicines, antibiotics, unless we act fast to save them.

22 June 2015 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

The old problem and the new "terrorism"

Lynda Brown: The week has started with a headline story about the Chief Medical Officer’s chilling warning that antibiotic usage and bug resistance to them was now so serious that in 10-20 years time, we could be back to the stone age: due to the risk of infection every visit to a hospital could potentially be fatal, and simple and complex operations, including those for organic transplants and cancer could be futile.

11 March 2013 | 3 Comments | Recommended by 4

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