Food Systems Feeding the Next Superbug?
In 2015, a European Union review on antimicrobial resistance stated that azoles, a particular class of fungicides, appeared to threaten people’s health by making them more resistant to antifungals used in medical care. Experts highlighted the example of the Netherlands, where tulip production relies heavily on azole-based fungicides, to point to an increasingly strong link between azoles’ use and high rates of antifungal resistance in humans.
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