WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 31, 2019) – The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC), based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH), co-authored a report released by a coalition of public health and advocacy groups on Oct. 31 examining antibiotics use in the beef supply used by fast food companies.
ARAC in the News
When you buy a fast-food burger or roast-beef sandwich, chances are it likely was made from from cattle given antibiotics they don't need, according to the fifth edition of the Chain Reaction Report issued by six non-profits -- including ARAC.
Various consumer and public health organizations urge Wendy's to fight antibiotic resistance by joining its fast-food competitors and adopting a policy to end antibiotic overuse in its beef supply.
A new report by the United Nations and other international health organizations say the overuse of antimicrobial drugs in humans, animals and plants is fueling resistant pathogens that could kill 10 million people annually by 2050.
Antibiotic use in food animal production is increasingly being called into question. There's growing pressure on the beef industry to stop doing this.