NYS Legislature and Governor have been urged to take action against the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by banning the use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals. As you all know, the threat of a post-antibiotic world is real and dangerous, and we can’t afford to wait on the FDA to take meaningful action when it comes to agricultural policy regarding antibiotics use.
There has been communication with the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets about this issue and a potential bill to restrict the use of medically important antibiotics to ONLY when animals actually need them. We would like to get as many signatures on the response letter as possible.
DEADLINE for inclusion on this letter is Wednesday, August 28. Sign here!