News digest 02.06.16

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Superbug resistant to ‘antibiotic of last resort’ found in US
‘It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics’

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.

Factory farms spawn immense suffering, and also immensely dangerous superbugs?
America is facing a real crisis in regard to antibiotics resistant infections, and factory farming is one of the main reasons.

New Superbug Found in the U.S.
Will a new superbug connected to the overuse of antibiotics in Chinese agriculture be the wakeup call Congress needs to pass common sense legislation on antibiotic use in factory farms?

‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Superbug Found for First Time in U.S
A drug-resistant “superbug” that doctors have been dreading has shown up in the U.S. for the first time, researchers reported Thursday.

The secret under a Chinese pig farm
The dumping of highly-toxic chemicals underneath a Jiangsu pig farm illustrates the breathtaking extent of China’s soil pollution crisis, writes Li Xianfeng

Colistin Resistance Found in Pig in US
ANALYSIS – Scientists in the US have discovered a strain of E.coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin in the intestine of a pig.

Doctors’ ‘Drug of Last Resort’ Is Falling Prey to Antibiotic Resistance
E. Coli bacteria that is resistant to colistin has now been documented in both a woman and pig living in the United States.

Violence on the factory farm : How not to feed the world
A new virtual reality film project by Animal Equality shows the public how a factory farm operates. The film focuses on how pigs live out their lives from birth to death – from the perspective of a pig. It is clear that it is not just the pig’s final death that is brutal but its whole life