Meet A Few Experts!
There are many great researchers, organizations and community leaders committed to addressing antibiotic resistance. Below we spotlight a few of these leaders and their years of exceptional work and proven progress!
|Five Questions: Georgina Crayford
We are very impressed with news that the United Kingdom has decreased its antibiotic use in its pork and poultry sectors. Earlier this summer we met Georgina Crayford, a 2017 Nuffield Farming Scholar and Senior Policy Adviser, at the UK National Pig Association. Dr. Crayford is traveling around the world to conduct research on antibiotic stewardship best practices, and then she’ll share her first-hand knowledge with the UK farming community. She provided an interesting perspective of what is happening in Europe that we thought you would find interesting too.
|Five Questions: Maryn McKenna
Maryn McKenna is an award-winning journalist and the author of two critically acclaimed books, Superbug and Beating Back the Devil. On September 12, 2017 she launches her third book, Big Chicken. This book tells the story of how antibiotics helped fuel modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats. Her 2015 TED talk, "What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don't Work Anymore?" has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
|Five Questions: Paul Willis of Niman Ranch
We’ve said it countless times -- it’s more important than ever for consumers to support farmers and ranchers who raise their livestock without antibiotic overuse. That’s why we love the opportunity to spotlight companies and farmers who are doing just that. One such company is Niman Ranch.
Five Questions: Dr. Evgeni Sokurenko on Bacterial “Fingerprinting” Technology
|Five Questions: Kathy Lawrence on Voting With Your Spork
Kathy Lawrence believes in the power of the spork. As Co-Founder and Senior Director of School Food Focus, Kathy works with large school districts across the country to transform their cafeteria options, including adding poultry raised without antibiotic overuse to the menu. By dedicating just a fraction of school lunch budgets to responsibly raised meat, schools can help make significant progress toward protecting public health.
|Q & A with Dr. Peter Collignon
Peter Collignon, M.D., a prominent antibiotic resistance expert and infectious diseases physician and microbiologist at Canberra Hospital in Australia, served as a visiting scholar with ARAC in 2016. In this Q & A, Dr. Collignon answers some pressing questions on antibiotic resistance and the role everyone has to play in combating this global threat.