To fight antibiotic resistance, we need higher taxes—or fewer meat eaters

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Worldwide, we use over 100,000 tons of antimicrobials on farm animals. It’s speeding up antibiotic resistance.

Colistin, an antibiotic discovered in the late 1940s, is not a great drug. Its use comes with a startling list of potential side effects. These include dizziness, severe itching, numbness, and formication—the horrific feeling that insects are crawling on your skin. Oh, and the drug might also make your kidneys fail.  CONTINUE READING

 

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