Global food supply in danger with rise in AMR, warn industry experts

Key stakeholders, researchers and academics attended a meeting called by N8 Agrifood led by professor Jonathan Rushton, N8 chair in Animal Health and Food Systems Economics, held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, to produce research proposals on antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock.

AMR is currently one of the biggest threats facing the future of global healthcare delivery, with experts predicting by 2050 it will be a bigger cause of death than cancer. It occurs when microorganisms, such as bacteria and parasites, change when they are exposed to antibiotics and antivirals.

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