Huffington Post: Taking Antibiotics Off the Menu

Since they were first discovered in 1928 antibiotics have revolutionized modern medicine and saved millions of lives around the world. Unfortunately less than 100 years on, we are on the verge of what the World Health Organization has called a,“post-antibiotic era” – due to the misuse and overuse of these important drugs in humans and in livestock.

That is why Boston Common and a $1 trillion coalition of 53 other investors are taking action by calling on ten of the world’s largest food companies to end the excessive use of antibiotics in their meat supply chains last week.

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