Global leaders call for reduction in antimicrobials used in food systems

  01 September 2021

Global leaders and experts have called for a significant and urgent reduction in the amounts of antimicrobials – including antibiotics – used in food systems.

This includes stopping the use of medically important antimicrobial drugs to promote growth in healthy animals, and using antimicrobial drugs more responsibly overall.

Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit, which takes place in New York in September, the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (GLGAR) said a reduction is “critical” to combatting rising levels of drug resistance.

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