Antibiotic resistance: Misuse of these vital drugs on factory farm animals poses a serious threat to modern medicine as we know it — Philip Lymbery

A researcher inspects a strain of the Staphylococcus epidermidis that is highly resistant to antibiotics (Picture: William West/AFP via Getty Images)

Of late, we’ve been getting used to shortages of things we’ve previously taken for granted, like petrol, gas, toilet rolls, HGV drivers and seasonal labour. Could it be that we’re about to add a new item to that list: antibiotics?

Hidden threat

Consumers choice

Trade concerns

Animal and human health are intertwined

Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming