Antibiotic Awareness Week

It’s Antibiotic Awareness Week! You don’t expect to see items about farm animals on the Coffee Plant blog, but as members of the Soil Association we see organic production as essential to saving the planet.

Farm animals consume one third of all antibiotics used in the UK – that’s a staggering statistic! And the more antibiotics are used in farming, the less and less effective they become for both humans and animals – this is called antibiotic resistance.

Support the Soil Association as we face antibiotic resistance head on and explore what exactly organic farming does differently. There is another way, and that way is organic. Rather than relying on the routine use of antibiotics to keep animals healthy, approaches to farming that focus on animal health and welfare do not need to depend on antibiotics.