No time to waste to conserve antibiotics for future generations
Lee Eui-kyung Minister of Food and Drug Safety, Republic of Korea, opened the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), in Pyeongchang, underlining the need for bold action in order to conserve antibiotics for future generations. Minister Lee Eui-kyung urged delegates to move forward on their programme of work and complete the tasks assigned. “It’s more crucial to have our recommendations and plans in place, than our plans themselves”, she said.
AMR is a worldwide threat to Health, not only for humans, but also for animals and plants, where food security will be threatened also. “Codex Alimentarius is the scenario where we can contribute to minimize this threat through the developed of standards that are implemented”, said Constanza Vergara Escobar, Chile, one of the co-chairpersons that have worked to prepare the texts currently before the task force for discussion.
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