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In a February 10, 2016 new release, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization stated that the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture is threatening food security and rural jobs. Bacteria are beginning to evolve and survive antibacterial treatments, and this process is being “exacerbated” further by the increasing use of pharmaceuticals, particularly on animals. The UN is calling for a multinational effort to improve hygiene, disease prevention, and the overall quality of nutrition and veterinary care to livestock and fish.

This news story impacts the rights to health and food and shows how nations must work together to ensure that food standards and livestock standards are raised to help a growing global populations survive.

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