What If There Simply Aren’t More Antibiotics to be Discovered?

What If There Simply Aren’t More Antibiotics to be Discovered?

Ryan Cooper

Washington Monthly

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Antibiotic resistance, like climate change, is one of those issues that has been blinking red on the world’s dashboard for decades. Everyone agrees it’s potentially disastrous—in fact, has already reached crisis stage in some areas—but interest group politics and crippling political dysfunction combine to make sure nothing is done about it.

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