20 September

Antibiotic Resistance: A New Health Emergency

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Most antibiotics found on the market are not for humans, but are sold to intensive animal farms.

These antibiotics are used on these farms to prevent or treat the many diseases that affect animals due to poor sanitation, overcrowding and stress. Unfortunately, these antibiotics then pass through the animals and reach the groundwater, polluting the environment and eventually entering our bodies. Without knowing it we are consuming these antibiotics every day, making them gradually ineffective, putting us at risk of contracting incurable infections. Alarming data has come to light regarding the effect of antibiotic use on our health and the occurrence of infections. Some experts believe this will soon be one of the largest health emergencies facing the world.

Moderator: Roberto Frediani, Director S.C. Medicina Interna ASL TO5

  • Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commission Food Health & Safety, Lithuania
  • Cinzia Scaffidi, Journalist
  • Angelo Pan, Doctor SIMPIOS (Società Italyna Multidisciplinare per la Prevenzione delle Infezioni nelle Organizzazioni Sanitarie) and promoter of the MUSICARE project
  • Rita Moya Azcárate, veterinarian and international advisor Slow Food, Chile.
  • Maria Serafina Nuovo, freelance veterinarian in Turin, expert in Homeopathy. Former President of SIOV (Italian Society of Veterinary Homeopathy)
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20 September

14:00 - 16:00

Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2