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AU: FAO tackles antimicrobial resistance

Food Processing: The increased use — and abuse — of antimicrobial medicines in both human and animal health care has contributed to an increase in the number of disease-causing microbes that are resistant to medicines traditionally used to treat them.

The significant risk to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its connection to and impact on agriculture was discussed at a high-level UN event on 21 September in New York. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has pledged to help countries develop strategies for tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains.