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5 Key Things to Know About Antimicrobial Resistance

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Published Oct 7, 2021, 11:15 AM

Philippa Thornton is an ESG Analyst at FAIRR Initiative, a network of investors worldwide with a mission to implement strict ESG investing practices across the global supply chain. Philippa is responsible for creating ESG Analysis within FAIRR’s Sustainable Proteins team. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Hertford College, Oxford, and has extensive experience working with environmental NGOs.

Philippa Thornton joins me to explain the dangers of antimicrobial resistance and why it is called a silent pandemic. She describes statistics regarding antimicrobial resistance and how it contributes to higher deaths per year. She discusses the link between agriculture and antimicrobial resistance and how humans can acquire this condition. Philippa also shares ways we can all help reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance and the innovations and policies she is hopeful for in the coming years.

"Antimicrobial resistance can actually spread to humans directly through eating animal products and through the environment." - Philippa Thornton

This week on CTRL-ALT-Meat:

  • What antimicrobial resistance really means and the key points we need to know
  • How antimicrobial resistance is currently contributing to more deaths in recent years
  • The connection between antimicrobial resistance and animal agriculture
  • What we can expect in the future if antimicrobial resistance becomes more prominent
  • Moving forward to reduce the likelihood of widespread antimicrobial resistance
  • Countries prone to high levels of antimicrobial resistance
  • What Philipa feels hopeful about and examples of silver linings

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