A Lethal Industrial Farm Fungus Is Spreading Among Us

By: Alex Liebman and Rob Wallace  Posted on

Eighty percent of U.S. antibiotics are used to promote livestock and poultry growth and protect the animals from the bacterial consequences of the manure-laden environments in which they are grown. That’s 34 million pounds a year of antibiotics as of 2015.

Fungicide and pesticide production at Sapec Crop Protection, Portugal
Fungicide and pesticide production at Sapec Crop Protection, Portugal

The agricultural applications help generate drug resistance across multiple human bacterial infections, killing 23,000-100,000 Americans a year and, with an increasing amount of antibiotics applied abroad, 700,000 people worldwide.

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/a-lethal-industrial-farm-fungus-is-spreading-among-us/