Global health threats

Antibiotic resistance

The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria or ‘superbugs’.

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Bird flu

Avian influenza (bird flu) viruses are among the most dangerous viruses that can affect humans, with a case fatality rate ranging from around 30 to 60 per cent.

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3 in 4

Three in four of the world’s new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. Responsible for nearly three million deaths a year, these diseases are largely transmitted through trading wildlife (legally and illegally) and factory farming.

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Materials

Factory Farming report 2022

Factory Farms – a breeding ground for disease, the pandemic threat of animal agriculture

Scientists have been warning us for years that the next pandemic could come from a factory farm. Let’s end factory farming before it ends us!

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Factory farming and Antibiotic resistance

The links between the two are clearly spelt out by Emanuel Goldman, Professor of Microbiology, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, USA – and his conclusions are stark

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Zoonoses report

Our ground-breaking report investigates zoonotic diseases, such as Covid-19, that have jumped from animals to humans.

Blogs

Bird flu

Bird flu – the next pandemic?

Covid-19 may be the worst pandemic we’ve seen in 100 years but some scientists fear it may be only a dress-rehearsal for something much worse.

Factory farming

3 in 4 – Why We Must Go Vegan to Prevent Pandemic Crises

WE’VE been here before. In the mid-19th Century German pathologist Rudolf Virchow was the first to discover infectious diseases can be transmitted between animals and humans – coining the term “zoonoses” in 1855.

10 Hidden Nasties in Your Food and Everyday Products

You might be surprised at some of the hidden nasties lurking in the ingredients of many products we use every day.

Bird flu – its origins revealed

Bird flu viruses occur naturally in wild water-birds without making them ill and have done so for millions of years. They are passed on in water from one bird to another but are not problematic. But now, these same viruses have been blamed…

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A trail-blazing study reveals a healthy plant-based diet slashes the risk of Covid-19 infection

The biggest study to date investigating the link between diet and Covid-19 brought incredible results – having a healthy diet cuts the risk of infection but even if you do get infected, it makes you much less likely to suffer severe symptoms!

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Factory farms breed pandemics

The Covid-19 coronavirus may be linked to a wet market, but the next pandemic could come from a factory farm near you.

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