The fifty shades of antibiotic resistance
How many people die because of antibiotic resistance every year? Which people have a higher risk to die of bacterial infections? Is consumption of antibiotics in Danish livestock higher than in other countries?
The explosion of food products available in the supermarket of all different colours and shapes as well as the increased demand for meat production has, among other things, lead to an increase in the usage of antibiotics in livestock. This however, leads to several health consequences for human populations.
Through the years, the use of antibiotics in livestock has been the subject of an endless debate about the appropriateness of using these important medicines in animals. This is a highly controversial topic involving ethical issues on animal welfare and human health, as well as economic interests by the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry and various professional categories, including farmers, veterinarians, pharmacists and researchers.
As a consequence of all these factors, the debate has been often vigorous but not always scientifically unbiased. Luca Guardabassi will present his view based on 20 years of research in the field, explaining why in his opinion this historical debate should be redirected to a different set of questions regarding the cost of livestock products and agriculture sustainability.
Chilled cocktails will be served while the Søvnterapeuterne - the Sleeptherapists - try to clarify the void between dream and reality with lyrics and soundscapes from countless sleepless nights. It is musictherapy for those who need to sleep and for those who need to wake up.
Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:00.