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Re: CULT: Agricultural Antibiotics/Agrimycin


From: Gerry Snyder <gcsnyd@loop.com>

vince lewonski wrote:
> 
> ...
>    FOURTH: Why is treating rot considered an environmental
> hazard while spraying more dangerous chemicals for borer
> control and leaf spot are not?

Treating rot with an antibiotic can increase the number/percentage of
human pathogens that are antibiotic-resistant. 

This is already a serious problem and it seems to be getting worse
rapidly. For several years drug companies under-emphasized development
of new antibiotics, thinking that those they had were good enough.
Over-use and misuse have made that assumption turn out to be dangerously
optimistic.

Insecticides and fungicides can harm the humans in the vicinity and can
lead to resistant insects and fungi. Antibiotics can lead to human
plagues.

People are dying from resistant infections. Can any be traced to
agricultural use? Probably not. Yet.

Gerry
-- 
mailto:gcsnyd@loop.com
Gerry Snyder, AIS Symposium Chair
Region 15 Ass't RVP, JT Chair
Member San Fernando Valley, Southern California Iris Societies
in warm, winterless Los Angeles

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