Superbugs, which are bacteria resistant to antibiotics, can cause food poisoning, blood poisoning, urinary tract infections and in some cases, even death. By current estimates, superbugs are killing 700,000 people every year.
Pig farming uses the most antibiotics when compared with other animal farming. Antibiotic resistance is a big problem and overuse of antibiotics in factory farming has become a band-aid solution for poor welfare practices.
8 of the top 9 supermarkets in the UK have committed to reducing the use of antibiotics in farming, but so far only four of them have published their data on antibiotic use.