Oppose use of Antibiotic as a Pesticide on Food Crops - Deadline Jan. 19
Please post a public comment directly with the EPA, in opposition to their proposal to allow antibiotics in citrus production here. (Deadline January 19).
The use of antibiotics in agriculture is a serious risk to the health of Americans. Antibiotic resistance is a real and urgent public health threat and represents an existential threat to modern civilization.
"Do not permit the use of antibiotics, including streptomycin, in citrus production. This creates a public health threat that EPA must consider in real terms, as it relates to longer-lasting infections, higher medical expenses, the need for more costly or hazardous medications, and the inability to treat life-threatening infections. Antibiotic resistance is a real and urgent public health threat and represents an existential threat to modern civilization. Antibiotic resistance kills over 23,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to the CDC, the World Health Organization has cited this escalating problem as one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. “
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