How Drug-Resistant Bacteria Travel from the Farm to Your Table
- Antibiotics are used more heavily in farm animals than in people. This may be the largest source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Drug-resistance genes spread more widely and rapidly on farms than scientists ever thought, new discoveries show.
- The agriculture industry says fears are exaggerated, whereas researchers say companies are endangering public health
Further reading: Scientific AmericanEffective Surveillance