In early April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a series of draft measures to limit the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat and poultry production. While this is big news and an important first step, the documents fall short in many areas. We need your help to ensure that the Obama Administration strengthens these policies and protects antibiotics from overuse on industrial farms.
Take action now: Urge the White House and FDA to strengthen its antibiotic policies.
Leading medical and public health groups warn that the routine use of antibiotics to produce meat and poultry creates new strains of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria that threaten human health. FDA’s recent actions are intended to preserve antibiotics so they continue to work to treat life-threatening infections today and in the future, and ensure long-term public health protections.
Please join us in asking the FDA and the White House to ensure that life-saving antibiotics are no longer misused on industrial farms.
Project Director, The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming