Antibiotics and animal agriculture: the need for global collective action
Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy & Research
Symposium, 15-16 November, 2017
The World Health Organization, WHO, identifies antibiotic resistance as a global challenge threatening human health and the fundamental achievements of modern medicine. Ethics and value conflicts are at the centre of this challenge: both regarding slowing down resistance development and addressing problems due to resistance. These issues arise on all levels, from day-to-day food consumption and clincial health care, phamaceutical and food production, to national and global policy.
This symposium was the first ever major international conference on this topic, organized by the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance research (CARe). It assembled world leading scholars from anthropology, economics, ethics, law, philosophy, politics and medicine, across two full days of presentations and discussions.