Antibiotics resources

SFT Chief Executive, Patrick Holden, shares his thoughts following calls from the UK Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, who warns that ‘antibiotic resistance should be considered on a par with threats of climate change and terrorism.’

Antibiotic resistance

Discussing the problem of antibiotic resistance and the often unmentioned issue of their use in farm animals

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An open letter on antibiotics

An open letter to EU Commissioner Borg calling for immediate action to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance in people and farm-animals

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A tax on antibiotics?

We look at how we can prolong the use of antibiotics to save lives and consider the role of an antibiotic tax to curb their misuse

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Reducing antibiotic use

Consumers International have released a new set of recommendations to manage the use of antibiotics

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Global Alliance: Action on antibiotics

Richard Young speaks from personal experience to demonstrate how devastating ‘a return to the pre-antibiotic era’ could actually be

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Podcast: Global action plan interview with Radio New Zealand

Overusing our antibiotics

In this Radio New Zealand podcast, Richard Young explores the issues surrounding antibiotic overuse

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Press release: A missed opportunity to hold the Government to account

Press release: Not far enough…

Statement on the failure of the UK government to call pharmaceutical companies to account on the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals

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British lives before factory farm profits

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith calls on the UK Government to restrain the use of antibiotics in intensive farming

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The Food List: Antibiotic free

Richard Young and Nicolette Hahn Niman discuss antibiotic resistance and what it means to produce livestock ethically

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True cost of antibiotic resistance

A new report has found that the failure to tackle drug-resistant infections will cause 10 million deaths a year and cost the world up to $100 trillion by 2050

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Widely used herbicides causing antibiotic resistance

Scientists discover that Roundup and other widely used herbicides cause resistance to medically important antibiotics

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‘Antibiotic-free’: Is it worth the label?

Is moving towards ‘antibiotic-free’ labelling the best way forward in tackling the threat of antibiotic resistance?

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Weedkillers and antibiotics

Policy Director Richard Young reflects on this week’s news surrounding pesticides, antibiotic resistance and our health

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Where are we now on farm antibiotics?

More attention is being drawn on farm antibiotics but there is little clear sign that meaningful progress will result

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Understanding antibiotic resistance

Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course

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Bacteria basics

The ReAct Toolbox provides inspiration and guidance on what can be done to address the pressing issue of antibiotic resistance

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An update on antibiotics

We bring you an update on the issues surrounding antibiotic resistance, including the risk of antimicrobial resistance passing from animals to humans

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Shifting attitudes on antibiotics

In a letter published in the Veterinary Record, the SFT and the ASOA highlight the serious need for action on the overuse of antibiotics in intensive farming

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Resistance to colistin and what it means for farming

Resistance to important ‘last-resort’ antibiotic colistin has been discovered in China, raising questions about use in livestock farming

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