Super Subs, Not Superbugs
Getting antibiotics out of our meat is the key to keeping our subs “super” and keeping our bacteria from becoming “super.” The growing threat of antibiotic resistance is tied closely to unsafe practices on factory farms that reduce the effectiveness of the same antibiotics we rely on. Help us save antibiotics by raising awareness of this important public health issue! MASSPIRG and the Harvard Environmental Action Committee host a screening of Michael Graziano's documentary “Resistance,” followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with experts on the subject of antibiotics overuse.
This event is part of MASSPIRG's campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Up to 70% of the antibiotics sold in the US are used on livestock and poultry, most often on healthy animals, and as a result the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been on the rise. The CDC estimates that 2 million people get sick with antibiotic-resistant illnesses each year, and 23,000 die. Fast food restaurants are among the biggest purchasers of meat raised on factory farms, so MASSPIRG, along with concerned consumers and health professionals across Massachusetts, is calling on Subway, the largest fast-food chain in the country, to commit to only serving meat raised without routine antibiotics.
Please RSVP on Facebook here. Refreshments will be served.