Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:Factory Farms Are Creating Superbugs
Event Type(s):Community Event
Description:How We Can Protect Lifesaving Antibiotics – and Ourselves
Event Date:10/24/2019
Event Time:7:15P.M.
Location:Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
200 N Main St
Fairfield, IA 52556

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Details:Antibiotics, the miracle drugs that save countless lives, are in serious jeopardy. The vast majority of antibiotics – 70% according to the FDA – are administered to livestock and poultry, mostly in factory farms. The CAFO industry depends on low-dose usage of antibiotics to prevent disease in closely confined livestock, but this practice is generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, contributing to a growing public health threat.
Dr. Lance Price, a renowned microbiologist working on the forefront of this critical issue, will speak on the factory farm/superbug connection during this year’s JFAN Annual Meeting.

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