A new antibiotic resistant bacteria has surfaced, and it could spell trouble for the entire globe.
Infections resistant to antibiotics kill over 100,000 people around the world every year, and experts have just revealed that this number could sore to over 10 million by the year 2050 at a cost of $100 trillion to the global economy.
According to Infowars, the FDA has said that if we do not stop using antibiotics on farm animals, we will be vulnerable to even more killer diseases in the future.
The vast uses of antimicrobial drugs in both humans and animals have caused the development of a strong antimicrobial resistance in the species. It is crucial that we now begin phasing out antimicrobial drugs from the food supply.
Researchers have recently found that farmers around the world feed 63,000 tonnes of antibiotics to pigs, chickens, and cattle every year. This number is expected to grow by 67% to 106,000 tonnes by 2030.
“We need to be selective about the drugs we use in animals and when we use them,” says William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science policy at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). “Antimicrobial resistance may not be completely preventable, but we need to do what we can to slow it down.”
Governments around the world have already taken notice of the epidemic being caused by antibiotics and have admitted that anti-microbial resistant bacteria presents a major threat to public health. Illnesses caused by this bacteria have been found to be much more likely of being fatal.
80% of the antibiotics in the U.S. go to livestock. If we do not decrease this number very soon, we could all be in big trouble…