INDUSTRIAL FARMING

Superbug fears as supermarket pig farms escalate use of crucial antibiotics

An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Guardian has also uncovered instances of mass medication and apparently routine use of drugs on some UK pig farms, despite industry drives to combat the overuse of antibiotics. Andrew Wasley and Susannah Savage report

Some pigs are routinely dosed with veterinary medicines. Picture: Jim Wickens/Ecostorm

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Andrew Wasley

Andrew Wasley

Award-winning investigative journalist specialising in food and environment issues. Full coverage see: www.andrewwasley.com