The use of antibiotics on the farm has been a not-so-slowly simmering issue for a long time. I remember first discussing it 15 years ago with representatives of a few of the larger pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Leah Dorman supports a One Health approach, tying together animal health, public health and environmental health.

Today, thanks to some very unscientific but sensationalistic reporting by rush-to-ill-judgment organizations like ABC News, the long-simmering issue of antibiotic use threatens to come to a full, rolling boil. From previous experience, I know talking about the science behind a subject with unschooled mass media reporters is a waste of time.