TTIP and Antimicrobial Resistance

About the webinar

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats to public health. Margeret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization has warned, “A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.”

The dependency of current intensive livestock production systems on antibiotics is a priority issue for civil society movements on both sides of the Atlantic. Campaigns for prudent use of antibiotics in the livestock sector in both the EU and USA seek to provide solutions to this urgent challenge. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership threatens progress made in reducing AMR and promotes even more intensive livestock systems. The U.S. and the EU need to strengthen standards that prevent the use of antibiotics in the food system.

Presentation Slides


Robert Pederson


Robert Pederson is Food Policy Coordinator at ARC 2020. The main focus of this work to advocate for a healthy, equitable, sustainable food system in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and…

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Steven Roach

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)

Steven Roach is FACT’s Food Safety Program Director. He has an undergraduate degree in physics and philosophy and a M.A. in anthropology. His current work focuses on the human health impacts of…

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Shefali Sharma

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Over the last decade, Shefali'’s work has focused on international trade and financial institutions, and international food and agriculture policies, with a particular interest and focus on India…

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Richard Young

Sustainable Food Trust

Policy Director, Richard Young, has been an editor of the journal New Farmer & Grower and Chairman of the Soil Association’s Symbol Committee, which drew up detailed organic farming standards…

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