Soil, water and vegetables contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Soil, water and vegetables contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria According to the European Commission, antimicrobial medicines and micro-organisms resistant to these medicines in the environment constitute one of the biggest health threats in the world (Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, March 2019). Recent research by the RIVM …

Use of antibiotics remains high in livestock farming

Use of antibiotics remains high in livestock farming Five years ago, a new pharmaceutical law came into force in Germany. It aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock farming. The Süddeutsche Zeitung (German) and the NDR (German) have now received an internal report from the German Ministry of …