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 American

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