Public Health

A Sub-stantial Achievement

By | Steve Blackledge
Public Health Program Director

On October 20, Subway announced its plan to phase out antibiotics from its entire meat supply. This victory is just the next step of our mission to save antibiotics.

Victory: Subway Commits to Help Save Antibiotics

By | Steve Blackledge
Public Health Program Director

Today, Subway announced a plan to phase out antibiotics from it's entire meat supply in response to mounting consumer demand for stronger action by the chain to help save antibiotics from overuse.

Noodles and Co. Leads to Save Antibiotics

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

This expansion into meatballs, bacon, beef, and all chicken sends a powerful message: Raising livestock and poultry without routine antibiotics is both smart and possible.

10 Reasons to Worry About Antibiotic Resistance

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

10 reasons to worry -- and what you can do to help fight -- the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections.

Lessons From Abroad

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

Antibiotic resistance is now a global problem, and we're not helping.

Livestock, Antibiotics, and Pretend Play

By | Steve Blackledge
Public Health Program Director

The industry is pretending that antibiotics use on factory farms today is healthy and safe, but their arguments muddy the truth. 

A Soggy Statement from Subway

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

Subway recently made a statement about their antibiotics policy. Here's where they fall short.

A Fresh Celebration

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

How do you get a major chain like Subway to celebrate public health? You keep the issue fresh in their minds.

Meet the [antibiotic-free] Chef: Hosea Rosenberg, BlackBelly

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

Recently, I sat down with Chef Hosea Rosenberg, owner of BlackBelly restaurant in Boulder, CO, to find out why antibiotic-free meat was as good for business as it is for public health.

What’s up with the ‘DARK Act’?

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

The House just passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. This will have major implications for GMO labeling and consumer information about the foods they eat.

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Poll: Which of these positive changes do you most want to see in 2020?
More restaurant chains commit to stopping their overuse of antibiotics.
Stop using Roundup, which has been linked to cancer, on our parks and playgrounds.
Ban the worst single-use plastics.



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