What can farmers do to stem the rise in antibiotic resistance? The answer is to work in harmony with Nature rather than against it, writes Christine Lees.

The rise of antibiotic resistances is making headlines, and overuse in agriculture is now seen as one of the contributors. Already, 5,000 people are reported to die each year in the UK from untreatable bloodstream infections – in a newspaper report, the UK Sepsis Trust put that figure closer to 12,000 – and the government has begun to put pressure on farmers to stop using so many antibiotics and has ...


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