Key Resources on Antibiotics, Superbugs and Industrial Farming

Click below for the latest facts, figures and other key resources that illustrate how antibiotic overuse on industrial farms is breeding dangerous superbugs and what’s being done to protect the public’s health.

Facts and figures

Advocacy in Action


Letters to the Administration and Congress

Congressional Hearings and Briefings

  • Hearing Testimony: Gail R. Hansen before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, July 14, 2010
  • Hearing Transcript: Antibiotic Resistance and the use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture, July 14, 2010
  • Hearing Testimony: House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, March 19, 2010
  • Briefing: Reducing Antibiotic Resistance, May 5, 2010
  • Briefing: Alternatives to Routine Antibiotic Use in Food Animals, March 2, 2010
  • Briefing: Industrial Animal Farms and Worker Health and Safety, December 17, 2009

Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

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