Antibiotics

Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

Widespread overuse of antibiotics is putting our health at risk. 

Get ready for some alarming stories—and they're all the more alarming because they're true.

On Nov. 14, U.S. PIRG and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) of George Washington University launched "Superbugs Unplugged," a podcast that will dive into the alarming issue of antibiotic resistance and how we can slow it. Matt Wellington, our Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics campaign director, is co-hosting the podcast, along with Dr. Lance Price of ARAC. 

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A report by Consumer Reports, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, Center for Food Safety, Food Animal Concerns Trust, and U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Matthew Wellington U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Emily Rusch CALPIRG Education Fund

U.S. lawmakers have sent a blunt message to the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Spraying antibiotics on citrus will "escalate [the] antibiotic resistance crisis."

You might know Taco Bell for silly ads asking you to "think outside the bun." But the company is getting serious about at least one thing: reducing the overuse of antibiotics.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Antibiotics

Taco Bell commits to reducing antibiotic use in its beef supply

Taco Bell, which serves more than 2 billion customers each year, has committed to reduce the use of medically-important antibiotics by 25 percent in its beef supply chain in the United States and Canada by 2025. The overuse of antibiotics in meat production threatens public health by contributing to the rise and spread of drug-resistant bacteria, often referred to as “superbugs.” 

"Don't wait for Pig Zero," declared the poster, featuring a pig peeking through a giant blue zero, that appeared at last year's swine industry trade show.

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