Special journal section examines antibiotics in agroecosystems

Section focuses on current state of knowledge and research needs to understand spread of antibiotic resistance linked to agroecosystems.

The World Health Organization has identified antibiotic resistance as a serious threat to human health across the world. The Journal of Environmental Quality (JEQ) recently published a special section, titled "Antibiotics in Agroecosystems," to address the science of this important topic.

"Overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture is known to foster the emergence of germs that are resistant to drugs," JEQ editor Ed Gregorich said. "The widespread use of large quan

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