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The Superbug Tour | Lexicon of Food

The Superbug Tour

Antibiotic resistance is a major public health concern in Europe. It is estimated that at least 25,000 people die every year because they are infected by bacteria that can no longer be killed by antibiotics.

We all need antibiotics that work – for both humans and animals. But overuse and misuse has spurred resistance. The more antibiotics are used, the more bacteria resist their effect. Such bacteria are also known as ‘superbugs’.

While humans should go easy on antibiotics, the same should apply to farm animals also. On average, in the European Union, consumption of antibioti... Read more on