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CETA could contribute to the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

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Why could CETA contribute to the rise of antimicrobial resistance?

The intensive livestock production model currently supplying for the high demand of meat and animal products is a major driver of drug-resistant infections (antimicrobial resistance, or AMR), posing a major threat to both human and animal health.

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CETA ignores the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance

High levels of meat and animal product consumption are supported by an intensive livestock production model that is a major driver of drug-resistant infections (antimicrobial resistance, or AMR), posing a major threat to both human and animal health.
If current trends continue, drug-resistant infections could kill 10 million people per year globally by 2050 at a cumulative cost of 100 trillion USD.

Via tariff elimination, trade in meat and meat products is expected to increase under the Agreement. This may result in more intensive farming methods, consolidation of larger farm holdings and an increase in antibiotic use. While CETA opens up agricultural markets, it does not address the associated risks linked to drug-resistant infections and does not contain specific measures needed to protect the consumer and patients from them. Via the ICS, it would make it more difficult to introduce stricter controls on antibiotic use in meat and dairy animals in future..

More intensive farming methods and larger farm holdings will lead to an increase in antibiotic use.

Deaths per year caused by AMR by 2050

AMR will cost 1 trillion USD by 2050

Why is the silence on excessive use of antibiotics in farming dangerous?

While CETA opens up agricultural markets, it does not address the associated risks linked to drug-resistant infections and does not contain specific measures needed to protect the consumer and patients from them. Via the ICS, it would make it more difficult to introduce stricter controls on antibiotic use in meat and dairy animals in future.

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The Unhealthy Side Effects of CETA

The EU recently concluded a new free trade deal with Canada – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA for short. The deal has considerable side effects for people and public policy making. It has the potential to undermine public health by opening the...