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June 1, 2009


The latest issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine explores how industrial farming could be a potential source for antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with support from the School’s Center for a Livable Future, are investigating the use of antibiotics in factory farming, which cultivates more than poultry and livestock.

The complete cover story “Farmacology” is available here.

Additional information on the use of antibiotics in animals can be found in the report, “Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America,” a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.