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Virtual conference: Reducing the use of antibiotics in the meat sector

Brussels, Thursday 21st April 2021 – During a debate organized by EURACTIV, the EU Poultry sector demonstrated its common interest in preventing a global health crisis stemming from antimicrobial resistance (AMR). According to the World Health Organization, this is one of the top ten global rising threats for animal and human health. The well-known Farm to Fork strategy aims at reducing the sales of antimicrobials for farmed animals by 50% by 2030.

5 experts presented their views during the conference. The overall ambition of all the panelists is oriented in the same direction: embracing a holistic health approach.

The idea is not to ban the use of antibiotics, but to advocate a responsible use in accordance with the European guidelines – ‘Use as little as possible but as much as necessary’.

Discover the press release linked to this event here.