By Austin Wilson, Manager, Environmental Health Program
Antibiotic use on factory farms is a major contributor to the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a potentially devastating public health crisis. In a major victory for public health, following the filing of our resolution, KFC — the largest purchaser of chicken in the U.S. — followed Wendy’s and Burger King in committing to purchase only chicken raised without medically important antibiotics.
Glyphosate is the world’s most used pesticide, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup®, and a recognized carcinogen detectable in a multitude of food products and in the bodies of our families and ourselves. Our new report, Roundup Revealed: Glyphosate in our Food System, focuses on glyphosate use; recent science on health harms; impacts on the food supply; and the wholesale failure on the part of regulators to protect public health. With this report, As You Sow is holding the powerful pesticide industry accountable.