The Farm Antibiotics website was set up not just for the benefit of the scientific, agricultural and food production community but also for members of the public interested in becoming more informed. It looks at the facts about antibiotic resistance and the initiatives and work being done by the farming industry and others in the food producing supply chain to combat antibiotic resistance both in the UK and overseas.
Antibiotic resistance has the potential to affect anyone and apportioning blame achieves little in terms of progress. In order to save our antibiotics, it is time for action. Decisions need to be taken globally but each person can do their own bit locally by trying to minimise their own use of antibiotics.
The agricultural and food industry alliance RUMA, which promotes responsible use of medicines in farm animals, established this site as a means of disseminating accurate information, communicating research findings and providing facts and figures on antibiotic resistance; it also aims to highlight practical strategies and useful innovations and new thinking that could be replicated on farm.