Investors launch bid to curb antibiotic overuse

A GROUP of more than 50 large investors managing $1.8 trillion in assets have launched a campaign to curb the use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry used by 10 large US and British restaurant groups.

McDonalds, Dominos and JD Wetherspoon were among those to receive a March 15 letter from institutions including Aviva Investors asking them to set a timeline to stop the use of medically important antibiotics in their supply chains.

The move follows warnings from the World Health Organisation that the world is moving towards a post-antibiotic era

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