Safe Foods without Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotics are increasingly losing their medicinal effect. This is due to an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria occurring in humans and animals as well as on foods. Agroscope is investigating this issue in national and international research partnerships, and looking e.g. at how antibiotic resistance can be transferred to lettuce plants (here, the irrigation water has been identified as a source of contamination). The findings and avoidance measures based on them are summarised in a fact sheet.