Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest public health threats of our time. Experts agree we may soon be living in a world where antibiotics are no match for drug-resistant bacteria, often called superbugs. The public health consequences of losing antibiotics are almost incomprehensible. Standard medical procedures would become extremely risky and even a simple cut could kill. We're on a mission to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by engaging in research, advocacy, and science-based policy to find solutions to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance. Join us today in this important fight.
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The Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use (CRAU) standard was developed by School Food Focus in 2015 to minimize the use of antibiotics in poultry production, and offer schools a viable way to put a better poultry on the menu.
“‘This one lives in your butt,’ he says, holding an oblong E. coli with two googly eyes and several shoe-string flagella, and gesturing in a way that brings to mind this particular bacteria’s diarrheal consequences...” So begins this profile in Quartz of ARAC's Dr. Lance Price.
Emergence of colistin resistance in farm animals around the world takes researchers by surprise. ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price explains how the gene’s spread is one of the clearest examples of how antibiotic use on farms can lead to resistance in human infections.