Disease

Global Actions Demand Fast Food Giants Get Antibiotics ‘Off the Menu’

ronaldindiaDespite worldwide concern about the overuse of antibiotics, their use in agriculture is due to increase by two-thirds by 2030. In light of the public health risks associated with increasing antibiotic resistance, activists in 60 countries are celebrating World Consumer Rights Day by calling on fast-food companies to get antibiotics “off the menu.” The worldwide actions, organized by the London-headquartered Consumers International (CI), call specifically on McDonald’s, Subway, and KFC to make “global, time bound commitments to stop serving meat from animals routinely given antibiotics that are classed as important for human medicine by the World Health Organization.” Read More