Antibiotic resistance solutions will require balancing act

The issue of antibiotic resistance is extremely complex, and all parties, including those in animal agriculture, need to be part of the discussion to find solutions that protect both human and animal health, said academics, regulators and others last week at a national symposium in Kansas City.

"It is important that the solution comes from science and not from politics," said Dr. Richard Ray­­mond, a physician and former undersecretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "If we don’t get involved in this, the politicians will get...

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