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EnviRN: Upcoming Webinar: “Superbug, Super Problems-Agricultural Antibiotics And Emerging Infections;” September 16
August 16, 2010, 1:48 pm
Filed under: News

Sponsored by Healthy Food Action & The IATP Food & Society Fellows

“Superbug, Super Problems — Agricultural Antibiotics & Emerging Infections”

Co-sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America  

The new scientific consensus is that routine, unnecessary use of antibiotics in
livestock and poultry contributes significantly to a costly epidemic of antibiotic
resistance. One result is the emergence of new infections with farm links, including
Salmonella resistant to multiple drugs (including the critical cephalosporins),
resistant E coli, and MRSA.  We are joined by three presenters who recently
testified before Congress on this issue: University of Minnesota infectious disease
and noted E coli expert, Dr. James Johnson, Maryn McKenna, author of SuperBug: The
Fatal Menace of MRSA, and Dr. Gail Hansen of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and
Industrial Farming, offering a veterinarian’s perspective on the need for new
federal policy and why health professionals ought to weigh in.

Go to http://www.iatp.org/healthyfoodbill/index.php?q=healthy-food-healthy-farms-webinar-series to register .

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