Published on May 2, 2021
Antibiotic-resistant genes are making their way into our waterways and food systems, which could result in serious health consequences.
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According to research from World Animal Protection (WAP), the way farms raise animals has an effect on our environment and our health. WAP tested samples of water and soil in an area of North Carolina with a high concentration of factory farms. All of the samples collected tested positive for at least one antibiotic-resistant gene. 92% of samples had three or more antibiotic-resistant genes. This can pose grave consequences for human health.
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