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Shadow Defra secretary Kerry McCarthy has called for international action to reduce the amount of antibiotics used in livestock production. Speaking at the Antibiotics and Farming Conference in London, Ms McCarthy said the unnecessary use of antibiotics in farming was undermining their effectiveness in human medicine. But farm industry representatives disputed the assertion, arguing that antibiotic resistance was largely attributed to human medical use, rather than their use in livestock production. See also: ‘Huge threat’ from farm antibiotics to human health Ms […]
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