Antibiotics Overuse Is Making Us Sick

Last month, an E. coli outbreak in Germany resulted in over 40 deaths and hundreds of victims who will need lifelong dialysis. Think those are isolated events? Think again. In America, 70,000 people die each year from drug-resistant bacterial infections.

E. coli and other bacterial infections were not always so prevalent and deadly. This is the result, to a large extent, of the rampant use of antibiotics on industrial farms, which breeds drug-resistant bacteria. North Carolina alone gives more antibiotics to animals than the entire U.S. uses for humans. That’s insanity.

We can stop producing food that sickens us. Sign now to support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act.

Want to learn more? Check out our blog post, Cultivating Infection: The dangers of antibiotic overuse on animal farms.

Photo: C. Cun, L. Parigi, W. Stuart, reused with permission