Antibiotic resistance in fish farms is passed on from fish food

Cypress Island Atlantic Salmon Spill from Liam Gallagher on Vimeo.By Dr. Mercola Water pollution is a growing problem, and nonorganic farming activities — both on land and in water — are significant contributors. In addition to farming chemicals such as nitrates, which pose a serious threat to water quality, there’s the issue of drug-resistant bacteria. As reported by the Center for Public Integrity,1 water testing in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, has revealed coliform bacteria “at levels too dangerous to drink.” Drug-resistant bacteria are a direct result of antibiotic overuse, especially in livestock, and recent investigations reveal antibiotic-resistant genes are being spread across the globe via animal feed — especially feed made from fish meal. Turns out aquaculture, which has been touted as a sustainable alternative to overfishing, is just as environmentally devastating as land-based farms. The answer to these serious and interconnected dilemmas is to transition over to regenerative and biody

Antibiotic resistance in fish farms is passed on from fish food

THE mucky sediment below fish farms usually teems with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The presence of such bacteria is a cause of increasing concern because resistance can limit the ability ...

Thu 7 Sep 17 from The Economist

Fish Food for Marine Farms Harbor Antibiotic Resistance Genes

NewsAs scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team identified a surprising way some of these ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Laboratory Equipment

How Farmers Can Help Ensure That We Don’t All Die From Super-Powered Bacteria

Every time we unnecessarily use antibiotics on farm animals, we’re increasing the chances they don’t work on humans. In 2016, Subway stopped serving chicken sandwiches made from ...

Wed 6 Sep 17 from Fastcompany Tech

Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes

From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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