Research needed to rein in AMR

FAO report surveys risks in livestock production and sketches road map for mitigation.

Mounting evidence that food systems may be major conduits of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) point to the need for greater vigilance over the way antibiotics are used on farms, according to the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).

While AMR was first described in 1940, scientific understanding of the myriad of pathways by which resistance emerges and spreads remains in its infancy. The global use of synthetic products to indiscriminately kill bacteria, viruses, parasites

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