WCRD 2016: Antibiotic Resistance
On 15 March 2016, consumer groups around the world added their voice to campaigns to a major international public health crisis, by calling on the world’s largest fast food companies to make global commitments to stop serving meat from animals routinely given antibiotics used in human medicine.
Antibiotics off the Menu!
The overuse of antibiotics is creating highly resistant superbugs. Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which important medicines stop working and common infections and minor injuries can once again kill.
Around 50% of the world’s antibiotics are used in agriculture. With almost 100,000 restaurants worldwide, McDonald’s, Subway and KFC are in a position to use their huge buying power to make a big difference to the global supply chain.
Read about how consumer groups marked World Consumer Rights Day 2016.
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