Antibiotics in meat on the rise worldwide, especially bacon

March 22, 2015 10:42 PM

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Antibiotics in meat on the rise worldwide, especially bacon

"The invention of antibiotics was a major public health revolution of the 20th century," said senior author Ramanan Laxminarayan, a senior research scholar in the Princeton Environmental Institute and Director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy. "Their effectiveness -- and the lives of millions of people around the world -- are now in danger due to the increasing global problem of antibiotic resistance, which is being driven by antibiotic consumption."

The study was done by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, Princeton University, the International Livestock Research Institute and the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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