Salmonella and antimicrobial resistance infections stem from our dependence on factory farms.
- One in ten pieces of supermarket meat is contaminated with salmonella.
- Salmonella causes 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in U.S. every year.
- More antibiotics that we produce in U.S. go to farm animals than people. 700,000 people die globally per year because of antimicrobial resistance infections. We use so many antibiotics on farms to increase growth and prevent disease from spreading because conditions are so cramped and unsanitary.