The Big Mac Can Make A Big Dent In Stopping Antibiotic Overuse

Matthew Wellington, U.S. PIRG Antibiotics Program Director

Most of us have had a hamburger or two under the golden arches.

But what many don’t know is that most beef in the U.S. is raised on the routine use of medically important antibiotics, a farming practice that’s reducing the effectiveness of our most foundational medicines.

REPORT: Roadmap for a Future Where Antibiotics Still Work

David Wallinga, MD NRDC Senior Health Officer, Health Program

As the national (and global) crisis of antibiotic resistance worsens, it garners more attention. Deservedly so. "We are running out of antibiotics fast“ is how the “Stopping Superbugs" series PBS NewsHour began earlier this month. Without stronger, swifter action – my friends who are infectious disease docs warn – we’ll find ourselves living in a world where once routine infections are no longer treatable.

PBS Spotlight Reaffirms The Need To Stop Misusing Life-Saving Antibiotics

Matthew Wellington, U.S. PIRG Antibiotics Program Director

Over the last two weeks, millions of people got a peak under the hood of the antibiotic resistance crisis, courtesy of PBS Newshour’s reporting. Herehere, and here are three excellent Newshour segments.

Welcome, we're glad you're learning about our work.

Steve Roach, MA, FACT Food Safety Director

Welcome to the new blog for the Keep Antibiotics Working (KAW) Coalition. We created this blog for KAW coalition members to provide information about the dangers of “superbugs” and share actions to stop their spread on farms nationwide.