Food Tank and Applegate Present…
“Squashing Superbugs: Building Resilience in Livestock Production.”
Antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis, and it’s fueled by the overuse of antibiotics in livestock. More than 80% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. go to farm animals. And that number is growing: Sales jumped 11% between 2017 and 2019, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
By 2050, experts predict that 10 million people will die of antibiotic-resistant infections -- surpassing deaths from cancer.
It’s more critical than ever we address this growing crisis.
Squashing Superbugs: Building Resilience in Livestock Production will bring many of the foremost experts on antibiotic resistance together to discuss the problem as well as the solutions.
Together we can work to strengthen our food systems and reduce the misuse of antibiotics.
Our featured speakers include:
-Lena Brook is the Director, Food Campaigns, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
-Tiffany Derry is an American chef well known for her appearances on Top Chef.
-John Ghingo is the President of Applegate.
-Joel Gindo, who runs a small farm in South Dakota where he raises pigs for Niman Ranch
-Ramanan Laxminarayan is at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy.
-Ron Mardesen is a fifth generation family farmer at A-Frame Acres in Iowa with Niman Ranch.
-Lance Price is at The George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Founding Director of GW's Antibiotic Resistance Action Center.
Moderated by Jane Black who is a nationally known food writer and journalist and Danielle Nierenberg who is the President of Food Tank.
And more speakers to be announced soon!
Please pre-register today--there only 1,000 slots!