The rush to save modern medicine from its antibiotic plague

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The rush to save modern medicine from its antibiotic plague

The growing use of antibiotics in agriculture comes as the world faces a future without antibiotics

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The use of antibiotics has become so rife that the agricultural industry is even using it to treat diseases that could wipe out fruit orchards, despite many warnings that the overuse of antibiotics spells disaster for living beings.

World Health Organisation’s (WHO) assistant director-general for antimicrobial resistance Prof Hanan Balkhy discussed the use of antibiotics in citrus orchids in a virtual press conference this week while launching a new global method to measure appropriate antibiotic use.

The growing use of antibiotics in the plant and citrus industry comes as the world faces a future without antibiotics, as more and more bacteria develop resistance to the medicines. ..

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