The path of least resistance

Antibiotic resistance has the potential to become one of the most significant problems of our generation, given the ever-increasing rise in bacterial strains that are becoming less and less sensitive to existing treatments.

Currently, there is political pressure worldwide to restrict the use of antibiotics in animals to therapeutic use only.

This follows the 2006 EU ban on the use of antibiotics for all non-therapeutic use as antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs).

The public is also aware of the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance, and this has led to heightened awareness regarding bacterial prevalence in meat products.

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