Antibiotic Resistance: Why Are Drug-Resistant Bacteria So Dangerous? #FoodFri
Antibiotics overuse is leading to resistant “superbugs”. This overuse is leading us down a dangerous road and a future where a simple cut could place our lives in danger. READ: How is the state of our antibiotics in 2016?
Join #FoodFri on September 9, 2016 at 1p.m. EST to chat with @MomsRising, @uspirg , @CSPI , @facthealth, and @NRDCFood to chat about the dangers on antibiotic resistance and why it is so dangerous.
To give you an idea of just how important this week's chat is, check out the below video by Harvard Medical School, titled The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish. The video showcases how bacteria "encounter increasingly higher doses of antibiotics and adapt to survive—and thrive—in them."
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You can also follow the chat on Twubs.com/FoodFri. Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.
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- Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
- Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
- Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
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More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):
Since 1971, CSPI has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.
Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.
Connect with CSPI on their website, Twitter and Facebook.
U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitals across the country, we take on the special interests on issues such as product safety, public health, campaign finance reform, tax and budget reform and consumer protection, where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.
NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is a national nonprofit organization located in Chicago, Illinois, that promotes the humane and safe production of meat, milk, and eggs. Eliminating the overuse of medically important antibiotics in livestock has been one of FACT’s top priorities for almost two decades.
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