Showing posts with label Antibiotics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antibiotics. Show all posts

Monday, 27 January 2020

How the power of the pork industry thwarts efforts to protect the public from infectious diseases. A CBS "Sixty-Minutes" video.


Sunday, 17 March 2019

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria widespread in Ontario waterways

Canadian Science Publishing

It turns out antibiotic-resistant bacteria are far more ubiquitous than previously thought. A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology tested the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in four aquatic environments in southern Ontario—and found them everywhere. Story here.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

European parliament approves curbs on use of antibiotics on farm animals

Move is aimed at halting the spread of ‘superbugs’ resistant to medical treatment. Details here.

RELATED: Starting this December, Canadian farmers will need a prescription to obtain veterinary antibiotics for their livestock. According to a retired University of Guelph professor, John Prescott, the federal regulatory changes mean the agriculture industry will be required to play its part in reducing the use of antibiotics here and around the world. More here.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Scourge of superbugs killing Malawi’s babies

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Babies are dying in their thousands in Malawi because drugs to treat common infections no longer work. We went to investigate. 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon, Sugar and Tobacco to Help Curb Emissions


Driven by a global consensus around meat's negative contributions to climate change and global health epidemics such as obesity, cancer & antibiotic resistance, a new British report concludes that a meat tax should be considered "inevitable" for any government serious about addressing the climate crisis & other health concerns that stem from livestock production. Story here.
Dairy cows. USDA photo.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Coming Clean - Canada to Reduce Unregulated Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals.

Manitoba Co-Operator. Laura Rance
PLT photo
Canadian health and veterinary authorities have been discussing the virtually unregulated and poorly monitored antibiotic use in farm animals since the late 1990s. Full story here.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Does your place of residence make you immune from climate calamity? I think not! (Opinion)

by Larry Powell I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my fellow "prairie dogs" remark, how "lucky" or...