Tensions build in antibiotics row

In October, the European Parliament adopted a motion aiming to tackle antimicrobial resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics both in human and veterinary medicine. Two weeks later, the Save our Antibiotics Alliance, composed of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), the Soil Association and Sustain, sparked criticism with a report that called for a 50% cut in antibiotics in the farming sector by 2015.

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