Academic Venture Fund - 2017
Analyzing Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture
Antibiotic resistance is a global public health threat--but regulations intended to reduce antimicrobial use in food animals could undercut the economic viability of animal agriculture and many related industries. This project aims to inform policymakers by analyzing the impacts of strategies for controlling bacterial resistance, looking at the entire food system, from production to processing, transport, and consumption. The researchers will develop a balanced, sustainable model for antimicrobial use that protects human and animal health, and also vital livelihoods.