Food groups warned about overuse of antibiotics in supply chain

Big investors are concerned about ‘frightening’ health and financial consequences

By Attracta Mooney. Financial Times, 1 May 2017.

Denny’s, Greene King and eight other food businesses have come under pressure from big investors to end the unnecessary use of antibiotics in their supply chains. Concerns are mounting that overuse of these drugs is damaging human health.

A coalition of 71 investors, which collectively oversee more than $2tn in assets, warned that excessive use of antibiotics in meat and poultry supply chains could have “frightening” health and financial consequences.

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