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A Public Health Crisis: Antibiotic Resistance

  • Rutgers University - Livingston Student Center, 202BC 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway Township, NJ, 08854 United States (map)

"Join us in the Livingston Student Center, Room 202 BC @ 7 PM for a discussion about antibiotic resistance and how we can tackle the issue right here on campus!

~~ Stay tuned for our panelists! ~~

Roughly 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used on livestock, not humans. When antibiotics are given to healthy animals daily, a common practice on factory farms to make animals grow faster and to offset unsanitary conditions, antibiotic resistant bacteria develop. And these ‘superbugs’ affect human health. The CDC says that over 23,000 Americans die each year from an antibiotic resistant infection. 

Fast food chains like Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s on chicken, and most recently Subway have switched to meat raised without antibiotics, or are in the process of doing so. So, it’s doable.

Right now, we are calling on more major chains like KFC to commit to serve meat raised without the overuse of antibiotics. KFC and others can put pressure on the meat industry to stop overusing antibiotics.

Earlier Event: March 29
Healthcare 101 Teach In
Later Event: March 29
Eatontown Democrats Meet and Greet