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World Consumer Rights Day 2016: #AntibioticsOfftheMenu #SafeFoodForAll

March 15, 2016

by IBON Media

IBON Network/ Consumers International/ This World Consumer Rights Day, Consumers International, calls on three major restaurant chains to make global time bound commitments to stop serving meat from animals routinely given antibiotics used in human medicine. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health facing us today. Around half of the antibiotics produced globally are used in agriculture, with much of this being used to make animals grow faster and to prevent disease.
Along with addressing overconsumption of antibiotics in human medicine and promoting the development of new drugs, changes in farming practices are urgently needed.
Meanwhile, multinational restaurant chains with global supply chains are in a position to drive changes faster than legislation alone. McDonald’s and Subway have already made commitments in North America. Join us in calling on them, and on KFC, to act globally.
You can take part in this campaign! On World Consumer Rights Day (15 March) this message can be automatically sent to your followers and friends via Facebook and Twitter if you follow the following links:
* Mc Donald’s, KFC & Subway: Help tackle looming #antibioticresistance health crisis, get #AntibioticsOffthe Menu!
* Support consumers’ rights to get antibiotics off the manu! http://thndr.me/wP8H1h
* #AntibioticResistance a global health problem. Major fast-food chains need to get #AntibioticsOffTheMenu. Join us: http://thndr.me/wP8H1h