Swapping probiotics for antibiotics: how it could be a game changer for chickens, and us
In 1928, microbiologist Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin was hailed as a scientific breakthrough. In the nearly 100 years since then, scientists have discovered numerous other antibiotics that have saved billions of lives. However, bacteria have become increasingly resistant to these treatments. There are two reasons for this: the overuse and misuse of antibiotics by humans, and the introduction of antibiotics to agriculture.