NEW: Organic farming uses four times fewer antibiotics than the UK national average

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Jan 2020: some supermarkets lacking antibiotic commitment

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Medical experts call for ban on preventative use of antibiotics in groups of healthy animals

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"The medical community must call for EU-wide measures to save antibiotics for use in unhealthy humans, not healthy animals" - Royal College of Physicians

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In our report 'Antibiotic use in Organic Farming; Lowering Use Through Good Husbandry' we analyse the latest data and find stark differences in levels of antibiotic use between a sample of UK Soil Association certified organic farms and the UK national average, indicating that organic farms use four times fewer antibiotics on average.

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Pandemics and intensive farming: what's the link?

Why are infectious disease outbreaks in humans, such as SARS, MERS, swine flu and now Covid-19 becoming increasingly frequent? Is it reasonable to expect ever-more epidemics if we continue with business as usual once Covid-19 has passed?

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Supermarket assessment 2020

Three British supermarkets are still allowing their suppliers to use antibiotics routinely in animal feed and drinking water. The continued misuse of antibiotics in some supermarket supply chains is occurring despite calls from the United Nations and the World Health Organization to end the overuse of antibiotics in farming.

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2022 changes to EU law on farm antibiotics

Our briefing explores what's changing in 2022, and how the UK is lagging behind.

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Change farming and save our antibiotics | Cóilín Nunan | TEDxExeter

Imagine a global health crisis which causes more deaths than cancer. That’s the future we face unless we take action now to stop the rise of antibiotic resistance. Drawing on decades of academic research, Cóilín Nunan, Scientific Advisor for the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, shares the action we need to take now.

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Antibiotics and Trade: Our Position

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has nine key recommendations to safeguard human and animal health pertaining to trade and antibiotics when the UK leaves the EU.

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Antibiotics Timeline

Read our Alliance antibiotics timeline to explore the history of antibiotics overuse, resistance, and regulatory efforts.

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