McDonald’s recently announced it will begin phasing out the use of medically important antibiotics in its global beef supply chain, building on its experience phasing out such antibiotics from its chicken supply. Other retail food chains have also made progress. Now it’s time to take aim at pork.
McDonald’s promise is a commendable step in addressing antimicrobial resistance, one of our most pressing global health challenges. It’s also an important signal that consumers hold power to shift food industry practices toward sustainability.