Pharma Hiding Antibiotic Disaster
Opinion

Pharma Hiding Antibiotic Disaster

Antibiotic-resistant disease is a major health threat around the globe, such that illnesses once easily treatable with the drugs are now becoming deadly. The cause of the antibiotic-resistance epidemic is quite straightforward: overuse of antibiotics. “Resistant bacteria are more common in settings where antibiotics are frequently used: health care settings, the community and food animal…

Burger King, Jack in the Box Among Fast Food Giants Slammed for Antibiotics in Food
Food

Burger King, Jack in the Box Among Fast Food Giants Slammed for Antibiotics in Food

Burger King, Jack in the Box, Dunkin’ Donuts, Arby’s, and a number of other fast food companies and restaurants are failing to reduce antibiotics in their animal livestock, according to a new joint analysis conducted by leading environmental and consumers groups. “Chain Reaction II” (pdf) was released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council,…