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How Using Antibiotics in Agriculture Fuels Resistance Beyond the Farm

How Using Antibiotics in Agriculture Fuels Resistance Beyond the Farm

This month, PBS NewsHour covered one of the most pressing health issues that we face today: antibiotic resistance. Lance B. Price, Ph.D., microbiologist and director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, appears in the series and explains why we must tackle antibiotic overuse in the farming industry if we’re to address this global threat.

Shareholders become powerful force in the fight against superbugs

Shareholders become powerful force in the fight against superbugs

Backed by Rachel’s Network, As You Sow launched its antibiotics shareholder initiative in 2015, working directly with company management to establish better policies and practices. By exerting shareholder power directly with corporations and working with other shareholder advocates like the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and Green Century, As You Sow has secured strong antibiotics commitments from several of the nation’s largest restaurant companies.

Rachel’s Network Tackles the Overuse of Antibiotics in Partnership with As You Sow

Rachel’s Network Tackles the Overuse of Antibiotics in Partnership with As You Sow

A shocking 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the US are given to livestock. These “sub-therapeutic” antibiotics are contributing to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria in humans. Now, a new partnership between Rachel’s Network and As You Sow is working to address the overuse of antibiotics on farms. Through shareholder advocacy, we’re targeting large food companies that have the greatest potential to make a difference.

11 Ideas to Support Sustainable Agriculture

11 Ideas to Support Sustainable Agriculture

When change is needed, how do you know where to start? We recently asked eleven influential figures in sustainable agriculture — including scientists, authors, nonprofit leaders, and journalists — to share how they would like to see more funds directed to advance sustainable agriculture and build healthy food systems. With a diverse range of backgrounds represented, each contributor had a unique perspective on the issue.

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