Approaching the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance with Dr Lance Price

View descriptionShare

Dr. Lance Price is a co-director at the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center—or ARAC—at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. ARAC was formed to research and educate people about the use and overuse of antibiotics in our food. Dr. Price’s research revolves around retracing the ecology, epidemiology, and evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and has been cited as a great resource in peer-reviewed journals.

Lance joins me to discuss antibiotic resistance and how it can become a global threat to public health. He describes possible ways humans can prevent antibiotic resistance, including regulating antibiotic use in agriculture. He shares where his passion for researching superbugs stemmed from. He explains how governments all over the world are imposing laws on antibiotic use. Dr. Price also discusses why he prefers to add humor each time he’s asked to present his thoughts on antibiotic overuse.


"Antibiotics aren't a zero-risk category of drugs." - Dr. Lance Price


This week on CTRL-ALT-Meat:

  • Why antibiotic resistance is the most significant public health crisis
  • Solutions to fixing antibiotic resistance
  • What antimicrobial resistance is and the scale of the problem
  • What motivated Dr. Price to study the use of antibiotics in farm animals and their dangers
  • The strict regulations applied to antibiotic usage in animals
  • Mainstream food industries and their commitment to antibiotic-free sources
  • How bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics.
  • Price’s thoughts on public health being politicized
  • What we learned from the pandemic and the steps we need to take regarding healthcare
  • Why Dr. Price uses humor to communicate his ideas
  • What Dr. Price wants users to take away from this episode


Connect with Dr. Lance Price:


Resetting the Food System for a Better Tomorrow

Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of CTRL-ALT-Meat. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | iHeartRadio


Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more listeners, like you.

Join us on LinkedIn and for more exclusive content and information, visit our website.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp
  • Email
  • Download

In 1 playlist(s)

  1. Ctrl-Alt-Meat

    38 clip(s)


The global food system is facing unparalleled challenges and changes. So how can we reset for a bett 
Social links
Follow podcast
Recent clips
Browse 39 clip(s)