New blog: Coronavirus, pandemics and intensive farming


What links, if any, are there between the global expansion of intensive livestock farming, which is reliant on routine antibiotic use, and the current coronavirus pandemic ? Is it reasonable to expect ever-more epidemics if we continue with business as usual once Covid-19 has passed? How can we build resilience to avoid further hugely damaging disease outbreaks?

In a new blog Cóilín Nunan of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics discusses these questions and argues that we need to rethink how we farm livestock, and must put protecting health and biodiversity at the centre of our farming systems.