Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture Expected to Skyrocket Worldwide

March 23, 2015 5:11 PM

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Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture Expected to Skyrocket Worldwide

The use of antibiotics to raise livestock is expected to rise 67 percent worldwide by 2030, according to a report released Monday.

The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the agricultural use of antibiotics in 228 countries. In 2010, the world used 63,151 tons of antibiotics on farms. In the next 15 years, rates are expected to double in countries like Brazil, Russia, India, China, and ...

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